Vintage Sequin Applique Purple and Black Flower 1940s Hand Sewn Unused NOS
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
This is a lovely old hand sequinned floral appliqué that came from the remaining inventory of the workshop of a lady who had a trim and sequining business from the 1930s through to the 1960s. She supplied many of the dressmakers and couturiers located in Canada and the US. I estimate that this piece most likely dates to the 1940s due to its style and the type of sequins used. It is hand applied onto a buckram type mesh backing - it is quite impressive how much work went into this. It measures 5” by 5 5/8” (note scale as posed on dress). Striking purple and black colour combination on this piece - superior brilliance as these, I believe, are the old gelatin type sequins. Wonderful piece to adorn a simple black dress - 40s sophistication!