Please do not be confused by knock offs that do not bear the Van Cleef and Arpels logo. If it does not have it it is not Van cleef and Arpels. This is similar to the one that was gifted to the MET in 1986 by the Estate of H. H Duke of Windsor and the Duchess of Windsor in 1986.
It is in excellent vintage condition. You will not find another piece quite like this anytime soon!! This is museum quality piece.
The idea of investing in high quality distinctive jewellery is not new. If you do your research on Van cleef and arpels you will also find that Van Cleef & Arpels exhibits museum pieces and sometimes resells original vintage signature prized items owned by collectors. This was one of the early hand bags made by Van cleef and Arpels. Custom made by Van Cleef and Arpels early 1900's there is no other like this left from the van cleef collection. I have the other cream one!!
This is genuine Museum Quality. Van Cleef and Arpels do not make any more gemstone purses. They stopped making handbags/purses years ago, and ths one was made in the 1900 to 1920's. So this is truly an investment and is museum quality.
You can also call Van cleef and give them the serial number and see for yourself that this is so rare. This is in Genuine musuem quality Van cleef and Arpels clutch bag!! It is an old world style black velvet with elaborate custom gold metallic applique that has minimal snags (and thus further discounted drastically because of the minimal snags) and genuine mounted gemstones!! Please see below for the total number of genuine gemstones that are on this bag and their measurements!! The gemstones total more than 70 carats of gemstones.
I barely use it, i have to get it from the bank vault everytime i want to use it. It is in excellent condition for such a vintage item. According to Finance reports indicate that , A nicely crafted item of jewellery, signed by a great house such as Van Cleef & Arpels like this bag is premium investment. See the serial number of the bag.
A limited number were made. Inside of bag has gold satin silk lining with snap closure, accordion foldout pocket with flat pocket in front, lipstick and compact pocket, main compartment, and long flat pocket at back with original satin-backed 3.25x6.5 mirror! Approximate measurement: In Inches: 8"L x 5"H x 1D.Outside of bag/Clutch: Black velvet with gold applique and mounted Genuine gemstones. Interior is v good condition with a couple of lipstick marks and a pen mark, there are barely any scratches on the lining. 8 Ruby 4.5mm round.
2 Ruby round cup 9mm. Item is vintage and guaranteed to be that pictured otherwise all sales are as is and is final. All my items are guaranteed to be as pictured.Before you return any item you must notify me and get an acceptance that I will receive it. Thanks Chistick's Couture and Collections. The item "RARE ANTIQUE GENUINE Designer Vintage Van Cleef and Arpels Jeweled Bag Clutch" is in sale since Sunday, September 21, 2014. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Designer, Signed\Other Fine Designer Jewelry".
The seller is "nsukkagirl" and is located in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. This item can be shipped worldwide.