Antique Beaded Purse Clear Blue & Pink Pastel, 1800s 1900s$85.00
Antique Beaded Purse Clear Blue & Pink Pastel, 1800s 1900s
ERA: from the 1800s to early 1900s
MEASUREMENTS: about 6 x 4 inches plus chain and strap
MATERIAL: glass beads, silk lining
Cute beaded bag done in a web of mostly clear beads over silk lining. There are triangles of hanging beading done in light blue with clear, pink and pale green beaded and a red glass stone. The beaded fringe is clear, pink and pale green. There is a faux pearl hanging on each side of the bag with two loops of beading. The design is the same on the front and the back.
Silver tone metal frame with fancy design and pinch closure, silver chain link strap. Lined in an ivory silk, which shows through the netting of beading on the outside.
CONDITION: Very good condition. I don't see any loose or missing beads. One of the larger triangles was loose so I pulled the thread through and tied it. I'm not a professional bag restorer, so you might want to have that repair reinforced/neatened up.
The frame is lightly tarnished.
The lining is dull and dirty, which shows through the beading. The lining is also shattering and needs to be replaced.