1950s Hand Sequin Shell W 3D Flowers

Exquisite, sequin and beaded shell top that is one of the most intricate and beautiful version of these that I have come across! This is an exceptional example of this type of top and a modern girl could work it into her wardrobe by pairing it with unexpected fabrics or cuts (cargoes & sequins anyone?) Glossy black sequins cover every square inch of the shell. Over this is a trail of gorgeous cream flowers on a vine - these are made of cream sequins and gold bead and the sequins are set angled on their sides so that it is 3 dimensional. The vine runs angled down both the front and back and the effect against the black is fabulous! A row of gold fringe completes the bottom! All hand done too! Excellent condition and a show stopping piece!

Bust: 17-19" flat across the back from side to side
Waist: 15-17" flat across the back from side to side
Total length: 23" from the top of the shoulder to bottom including the 1" fringe

Fully lined in a black silky rayon. It closes at the back with a metal zipper. It appears as if every original sequin and fringe is still in place! Amazing!

Modern size equivalent: XS-SML (2-6)

Item# S399

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival

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