This Josef handbag has been a part of my vintage collection for many years! Josef bags are rather difficult to find – over the years, I collected less than a dozen.
This one has bronze color beads and is clutch style with tension closure. It has two interior labels – “Bonwit Teller” and “Bags by Josef, hand beaded in Japan”.
The original Bonwit Teller mirror is included as well as a small black coin purse.
Handbag measures 8 5/8” x 4 ¾” x 1 1/8” (closed (6 ¼” open).
It is in wonderful condition, nice and clean with the only “use” evidence being a few missing beads – nothing detrimental as evidenced by photo.
You will love this purse, it’s gorgeous!