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This dramatic jet black glass beaded handbag is breath taking with its ornate and highly detailed bead work design in shades of orange, green, deep red, and blue. SALE! PRICE DROPPED FROM $41.25 TO $37!

It is solid hand done bead work--4 sides, bottom, straps, by Christiana and made in India. Same design on the front and back, with plain black bead sides and bottom. Black silk lining, with an inner pocket. Closes with a magnetized snap.

The purse is 7.5 inches tall (not including straps), 8 inches wide, 3.25 inches deep ( 19 x 20 x 8.3 cm), with a 3.25 inch x 8 inch flat bottom (8.3 x 20 cm). The straps add another 5.5 inches in height 14 cm).

Christiana Lapetina created her company in the early 90s in California to bring the idea of using exquisitely beaded purses into daylight, and not just for evening wear use. The beautiful beaded handbags with the Christiana label appear to be from another era, with exceptionally beautiful Victorian detailing.

This handbag is in perfect, immaculate condition! Because of the glass beadwork, the purse weighs over 1.5 pounds, so shipping is fairly expensive.

LABEL: Christiana Made in India
MATERIALs: glass beads, black silk lining

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Vintage Handbag Beaded Purse


  • Vintage item
  • Materials: box purse, straps, beads, silk
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 300 reviews
  • Favorited by: 28 people