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Antique Glass and Bronze beaded unfinished clutch purse/bag in turquoise and cream.
ze beaded unfinished clutch purse/bag in turquoise and cream, back side.

ze beaded unfinished clutch purse/bag in turquoise and cream, inside view

This is an unfinished turn of the century purse.  At first glance, it does not appear that it has ever been framed, but upon closer examination, I do believe that it once indeed, was framed.  Perhaps someone wished to reframe the purse and it just got put aside and forgotten about, such a shame, it's quite lovely.  Hand beaded on canvas, it has a stylized type floral pattern encompassing both cut faceted metal beads, faceted, glass, and round glass beads. 

The bottom portion is done with round glass turquoise beads and bronze faceted metal beads.  The upper portion is done with crystal faceted glass beads and brass faceted metal beads.  There are a couple of the crystal beads missing along the upper edging, which would be hidden by a frame mounting I'm sure.  I found 4-5 missing crystal beads next to one edge and 3-4 in the center of the back just above the bronze scallop.  There are perhaps half a dozen beads of the bronze and turquoise beads missing from one leaf in the lower back of the purse.  All in all, very minor bead loss and should be a very easy fix.

The lining attached to it currently does not line the purse completely, but it is of a light blue satin, it does have some fraying on one side.  Purse measures 6 1/2 inches at the widest and 4 3/4 inches from top of beaded portion to bottom.

Purse is being sold "as is".  A few minor fixes, perhaps a complete lining, and a frame and you'd have a glorious purse.  It also displays beautifully.  Why not add it to your collection today!!


Item # AP15

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