MARTIN VAN SCHAAK Brocade Bag Gems Rare VDB-063
Vintage Collectible c.1960s
One-of-a-kind evening purse handcrafted in 1960s from blue velvet-silk brocade with silver and gold thread featuring a distinct floral motif reminiscent of divine Japanese porcelain vases. Lined in peach satin. The clasp is a masterpiece: a swan pair lavishly encrusted with sparking French paste set in German silver (hallmarked). Spectacular quality and design. Custom-made by Martin Van Schaak, the immensely popular designer to celebrities and dignitaries. His elite customer base was represented by the crème de la crème of New York, Los Angeles, Texas and Washington society, including Jacqueline Kennedy, Nancy Reagan, Marlene Dietrich, and others. His awesome creations crafted with a client's personality in mind were never available in retail stores. Discreet designer luxury at its best!
Label: Martin Van Schaak New York.
Exterior: silk-velvet brocade
Interior: silk satin
Accents: German Silver swan clasp encrusted with French paste (hallmarked)
Handles: 7" drop twin straps.