The eccentric and whimsy fashion trends of the ‘20s interpreted the objects in a wide variety of shapes and designs. The evening purses were mainly used for great soirées and Mario Buccellati soon understood their importance, and therefore made them precious and envied like a jewel. Mario finished them with refined engravings and precious stones, and they became unique and incomparable, elegant and whimsical at the same time.
The passage from the purse to the box did not immediately enthuse Mario Buccellati, but he impressed his personality on these new cases through engraving: thus, they became as soft as a fabric with Damascus patterns, and they soon became essential accessories for the most exclusive parties.
This rectangular case is in yellow gold, with white gold openwork appliqués enhanced with 11 brilliant-cut diamonds weighing 0,20 carats and 136 rose-cut diamonds weighing 1,50 carats.
Handcrafted in 1959