Metal hinged frame with open-work. Clear, iridescent beads with ivory center. Presented here is a gorgeous original antique handbag.
Hand beaded in France using a clear iridescent glass seed beads with ivory centers. The beads are draped in rows on the bag with lavish 3 long looped fringe on the bottom.
The fringe is very thick and full, none appears missing. The frame is silver metal with a beautiful open work design of florals, etching around the edges, it is hinged on the sides.
It has a secure double clasp at the top. The inside is lined in ivory color faille, it is trimmed with silk rosette gimp, all in excellent condition. The purse has the original sturdy metal link handle which has a 7 drop. The purse is 6 1/2" long without the fringe, 9 1/2" long with the fringe, 7 1/2" wide at widest extended, 5" across the top of the frame.
Excellent antique condition, no apparent missing beads, minor tarnish to the frame. The written description is based on my opinion and observation of the item. I do my best, if you have another opinion please feel free to let me know, additional knowledge is always appreciated. The listing is for the items described only, props and display items are not included.
Check out my other items. Be sure to add me to your favorites list. I try to note any obvious damage or flaws but there may be flaws or damage not noticed on initial inspection.I do not take anything apart or check every hidden fold. The item "ANTIQUE iridescent hand BEADED Fringe PURSE Handbag METAL frame FRANCE lined" is in sale since Thursday, May 24, 2018. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Bags, Handbags & Cases".
The seller is "reflectionsdru" and is located in Virginia City, Nevada. This item can be shipped worldwide.