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Antique or vintage micro beaded purse with heavy frame.

Back view of Antique or vintage micro beaded purse with heavy frame.

Close up view of heavy frame on micro beaded purse.
Inside view of Antique or vintage micro beaded purse with heavy frame.
 

The first thing that struck me about this lovely purse was the frame it's gorgeous, but it was deceptively heavier than I had expected!!  I have no idea what it is made of, I couldn't find any markings.  I don't believe it to be brass because it isn't tarnished like brass has a tendency to do, but I could be mistaken, whatever it's made of, it's heavy.  It has exquisite detail that I figure the pictures can say more than I can.

The micro bead work is done with a tambour method, I believe, on  netting.  The center flowers are surrounded with this radiating outward design. I've looked over the bag carefully and only could find 2 missing beads, there may be one or more than that, but I didn't detect them, so the beadwork is in excellent condition.  The only fault with this lovely bag that I could see is that the lining has been removed, and one hinge area has come unstitched from the frame, but those are super easy fixes!!

The purse measures 6 1/4 inches wide and from the very top of the frame to the bottom of the bag measures 10 inches long.  The chain is 17 inches long for an overall carrying length of just over 17 inches. The pictures really don't do this purse justice.

SOLD

Item # AP82
$185.00

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