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Antique glass and french cut steel beaded purse.
back of Antique glass and french cut steel beaded purse.

Inside of Antique glass and french cut steel beaded purse.
 

This is a gorgeous little antique purse made with a loom method using both glass and French cut steel beads in cream, silver, and gold.

Overall, this purse is in good shape considering that this type usually have lots of separation and breaks in the threads.  It has a couple of beads missing here and there but you have to look very close to notice them.  As with many steel beaded purses, some of the silver colored steel beads of oxidized.  As you can see from the pictures, the gorgeous example of lattice type fringe is coming undone and a couple of the fringes are missing, there is one that pulled free and it's tucked inside the purse. 

It has it's original lining and appears to be intact with a little slip pocket that has a matching vanity mirror.  The purse is pulling away from the frame, but that's an easy fix.  The frame appears to be silver, there is a very tiny hallmark stamp and a MADE IN (hard to make out but I believe it says) ITALY.  There are 2 white stones set in the acorn type kiss closure.  Though it doesn't look like it in the photo, the frame is straight and open and closes nicely.

Purse measures 4 inches wide and 5 inches tall from the top of the frame to the bottom of the bag, fringe adds another 3 inches.  Chain is 12 inches long for an overall carrying length of about 13 1/2 inches.  I believe this purse could be restored nicely, but even if it weren't, it displays beautifully!!

Item # AP89
$95.00

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