Circa: 1900 Condition: used Size: 8.75 inches from top of frame to fringe by 5.5 inches wide Color: silver, gold, bronze Country of Origin: France Manufacturer: Made In France, vintage
This is a wonderful antique beaded purse with the engraved mark Made In France on the gold plated molded brass frame. The purse measures 8.75 inches from the top of the frame to the fringe ends and is 5.5 inches wide. The purse was made 1900-1920s is a fancy art deco design in cut steel, amber and champagne seed beads. The chain of ridged curb links measures 16 inches long. There is a push button catch mechanism that is tight and works well. The interior silk lining has rotted. There is a metal closure coin purse sewn into the purse. The only flaws are 1 tiny area of beads missing .25 inches in diameter, 5 beaded fringes missing and a bit of the twisted strands of gold beads on the front that attach the bag to the frame. The attaching beading is intact on the back. It is a beautiful bag.