RARE 1940s Hand Painted Rayon Blouse with Sequined Angel Fish Motif
Vintage 1940s novelty blouse in lightweight ivory rayon. Not exactly sheer, but you'll want a light colored blouse underneath. This rare beauty features an underwater scene of angel fish among seaweed - it's first painted, then embellished over with beads and sequins. The collar is sharply pointed, and the full length sleeves are intended to close with cuff links - proper french cuffs. (No cuff links are included.) The blouse is "signed" - Handpainted by Art Originals of CaliforniaShoulders: 16.5"
Label: Art Originals of California
Condition: Good or good minus, very sturdy, as-is, very wearable.
This striking blouse is sturdy and wearable, but does have some flaws to note. I have not washed it - even after more than a decade in business, I get too nervous to clean handpainted piece. The collar and yoke area, front and back, have yellowing/tanning from wear. There is some at the underarms as well. There are two missing sequins in the fish, and a total eleven missing beads in the seaweed/water - I didn't find any just exactly the right color and size, although I have some sort of close-ish, and am happy to stitch them on for you. There's some blurring of the paint behind the beads. The blouse is very sturdy and wears well, and has been priced with flaws in mind.
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