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French Edwardian Steel Beaded Purse- Floral motifs

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This very dainty French Edwardian steel beaded purse with floral motifs is circa 1910s.It is stamped made in France on the inside of the brass frame The fancy silvery blue bow and floral motifs with pink/mauve flowers with green at the base are worked in faceted 1mm steel beads. The main body is in plain silvery beige round 1mm steel beads.The looped fringe is worked in the two different beads which make it shine in different lights The faceted silvery ones are at the bottom of the loops. Both sides of the purse are the same design.

The photographs are a bit of a compromise to show the subtlety of the design.The small fresh flowers are placed to give an idea of scale and colour contrast with the silvery beige

The purse is in very good vintage condition and as far as I can see there are no missing or loose beads in the body or the looped fringe.The brass frame has an "antiqued" effect and is firmly attached to the body.It closes with a kiss clasp;which is very slightly loose and does need an adjustment to tighten it; but it still closes.This purse is 100% useable.
Inside the silvery beige gros-grain lining is sound apart from two very small rust spots.These do not detract from a gorgeous item.
It measures 3-7/8th ins(10cm) wide and the body is 4-7/8th ins deep(12.4cm).The fringe is 1.1/2ins(4cm) deep.The double looped plain chain handle,which I think is original measures 6ins long when doubled and hanging down.I t weighs 151grms.

This delightful and very pretty useable item will enhance any special outfit for a formal occasion or collection .It will be safely shipped in a pretty vintage box.It comes from a non-smoking pet free environment. Shipping prices quoted are for UK Special delivery and International Signed For with additional insurance.I will not ship this item untracked.

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French Edwardian Steel Beaded Purse- Floral motifs

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1910s
  • Materials: steel beads, grosgrain, brass, cotton
  • Ships worldwide from Bridgwater, United Kingdom
  • Feedback: 573 reviews
  • Favorited by: 97 people