We have seen many evening bags over the years and without a doubt this is truly exceptional. All of it's attributes tell me it is from the Victorian thru to Art Nouveau era. There is no label inside, it came in aLORD & TAYLOR box? So we don't actually know its real origin? This amazing bag shows such exquisite detailing from the elegant micro size glass beads creating a floral design of magnificent proportions.The central color is, mauve/pink with blue violets, white daisies and lots of green leafing. As you can see this has a variety of colors set against a cream color beaded background, creating this marvelous floral design, that repeats itself on the other side. What a wonderful piece of craftsmanship, with an abundance of colors showing pink, mauve, rose, light and dark greens, with touches of red and golden yellow. Along the bottom of the bag you see lovely loop style fringe, all are in pristine condition, no loss or breakage to any of them. The frame shows a gilt filigree pattern with insets of faux jewels all along the front of the frame, done in shades of blue, red, green and pink with opaque color glass pearls beads for accent, a few stones are missing, but does not deter from its beauty.
The kiss style clasp is adorned with two cabochon stones that resemble garnets, and closes tightly with a firm snap. I love it when I can say, that I haven't seen a frame with this design before and it is absolutely true. The frame is in fabulous condition, as seen it opens into a square shape, most unusual and shows beautifully.
All aspects of the frame work as they should, opening and closing properly and the purse is well attached at all points. Exceptionally clean for its age. It will carry from the elbow to wrist and will hold all of your essentials, as it has a roomy side and the bag expands to whatever you need it to hold. The interior lining is original in an ivory or cream color silk and has no inside pockets.The lining shows no damage, no rips, tears, or fraying it was truly loved, and well cared for. This elaborately beaded evening purse measures 13" long top to bottom x 7" wide across the top of the frame x 9" wide at the widest area, with a 7" drop of the chain handle and weighs 11.8ozs. This very rare and stylish glass bead purse with jeweled detailing has all the charm and elegance that only a French purse can have. I know you'll enjoy adding this very sophisticated evening bag collection. These charges are the buyers responsibility. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as gifts - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior.
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All jewelry comes gift boxed for presentation. The item "Vintage French Jeweled & Micro Fine Glass Beaded Purse RARE! 13L" is in sale since Wednesday, July 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Bags, Handbags & Cases".
The seller is "moniques*antiques2" and is located in Sicklerville, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.