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Art Deco Silk Theatre Purse / Free Shipping Worldwide

Art Deco Silk Theatre Purse / Free Shipping Worldwide

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£157.94

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Materials: silk, brass, Early plastic
  • Favourited by: 102 people
  • Gift message available
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Description

Description: Here is an exquisite Art Deco embroidered Chinoiserie silk purse with detailed cast brass frame and handle and a wonderful deep red early plastic clasp. There are two inner pockets.

And the good news is - an I-Phone will fit inside this purse :)

Era: 1920-1940

Style: Art Deco Chinoiserie

Origin: Berlin, Germany

Materials: Brass frame and chain handle. Brocade embroidered black silk. Early plastic catch.

Tests: I tested the catch for Bakelite and it tested negative. I ran the catch under hot water and detected no odour. I am surmising that it is some form of early plastic but I'm not certain of which kind.

Measurements: Height 14.5 cm / 5.5 inches Length: 20 cm / 7.8 inches

Hallmarks: None

Makers Mark: None

Condition: Very good. The purse is strong and very wearable. The clasp is strong and in great working order. The lining is unblemished. There are very few, if any, loose threads.

The only flaw I can find is:

1) Some fading of colour of the embroidered parts (please see images). It is brighter in some areas that others.

Value Points: In my time of selling these kinds of items (the last seven years) I have only come across two other similar purses (one sold very recently). This purse is rare, lovely and a genuine collector's item. I particularly love the red, domed catch and the detailing on the brass frame is wonderful. I see what seems to be a fleur-de-lis type motif bordered with a wheat sheaf motif.

Final words: This is one of the most stylish little purses that I've ever come across. It's a true collector's item. It would be perfect for an evening dinner out or theatre event, worn hanging from the centre of the forearm in an elegant fashion. I recommend very light usage as these kinds of purses were never designed for heavy wear. I would also refrain from putting much inside it. One last thing: the clasp mechanism has a very satisfying clunk sound when you open and close it.

Textile note: I have carefully cleaned the clasp with warm water but the silk body of the purse has not been cleaned. There are no odours of any kind and it appears perfectly clean.

~We are happy to offer you a simple layaway plan (1/3 down now / 1/3 in a month / 1/3 in two months and the item is yours!)

~ Love our beautiful treasures? Visit Elder and Bloom on Pinterest, Facebook and on our website for regular updates and previews of upcoming items!~

OUR MISSION IS TO ENHANCE YOUR LIFE WITH BEAUTIFUL HISTORIC TREASURES

~Service Guarantee~

* We always do everything in our power to ensure that you have a positive experience purchasing from Elder and Bloom.

* All our items are guaranteed to be in as described condition.

* They are packed as well as possible to ensure their safety on their way to you.

* International Shipping is always included in the price.

* Tracking numbers are always provided.

* Expedited Shipping can be provided upon request.

* Bitcoin accepted, please contact to discuss.

* We do our very best to research the history and the details of each piece. We devote a lot of time to learning, study and research. When we don't know something about a piece, we are always honest about it.

* We provide as much accurate information as we can. All information provided is to our very best knowledge and expertise. We have written hundreds of articles on the subject of antiques and have been selling online since 2011. However, no one is infallible -if we do make a mistake we ask for your forgiveness and to know that we are always trying our hardest.

* If, for any reason, you are not absolutely happy with your purchase, we will take it back and give you a full refund, no questions asked.

Item ID: T 1
Description: Here is an exquisite Art Deco embroidered Chinoiserie silk purse with detailed cast brass frame and handle and a wonderful deep red early plastic clasp. There are two inner pockets.

And the good news is - an I-Phone will fit inside this purse :)

Era: 1920-1940

Style: Art Deco Chinoiserie

Origin: Berlin, Germany

Materials: Brass frame and chain handle. Brocade embroidered black silk. Early plastic catch.

Tests: I tested the catch for Bakelite and it tested negative. I ran the catch under hot water and detected no odour. I am surmising that it is some form of early plastic but I'm not certain of which kind.

Measurements: Height 14.5 cm / 5.5 inches Length: 20 cm / 7.8 inches

Hallmarks: None

Makers Mark: None

Condition: Very good. The purse is strong and very wearable. The clasp is strong and in great working order. The lining is unblemished. There are very few, if any, loose threads.

The only flaw I can find is:

1) Some fading of colour of the embroidered parts (please see images). It is brighter in some areas that others.

Value Points: In my time of selling these kinds of items (the last seven years) I have only come across two other similar purses (one sold very recently). This purse is rare, lovely and a genuine collector's item. I particularly love the red, domed catch and the detailing on the brass frame is wonderful. I see what seems to be a fleur-de-lis type motif bordered with a wheat sheaf motif.

Final words: This is one of the most stylish little purses that I've ever come across. It's a true collector's item. It would be perfect for an evening dinner out or theatre event, worn hanging from the centre of the forearm in an elegant fashion. I recommend very light usage as these kinds of purses were never designed for heavy wear. I would also refrain from putting much inside it. One last thing: the clasp mechanism has a very satisfying clunk sound when you open and close it.

Textile note: I have carefully cleaned the clasp with warm water but the silk body of the purse has not been cleaned. There are no odours of any kind and it appears perfectly clean.

~We are happy to offer you a simple layaway plan (1/3 down now / 1/3 in a month / 1/3 in two months and the item is yours!)

~ Love our beautiful treasures? Visit Elder and Bloom on Pinterest, Facebook and on our website for regular updates and previews of upcoming items!~

OUR MISSION IS TO ENHANCE YOUR LIFE WITH BEAUTIFUL HISTORIC TREASURES

~Service Guarantee~

* We always do everything in our power to ensure that you have a positive experience purchasing from Elder and Bloom.

* All our items are guaranteed to be in as described condition.

* They are packed as well as possible to ensure their safety on their way to you.

* International Shipping is always included in the price.

* Tracking numbers are always provided.

* Expedited Shipping can be provided upon request.

* Bitcoin accepted, please contact to discuss.

* We do our very best to research the history and the details of each piece. We devote a lot of time to learning, study and research. When we don't know something about a piece, we are always honest about it.

* We provide as much accurate information as we can. All information provided is to our very best knowledge and expertise. We have written hundreds of articles on the subject of antiques and have been selling online since 2011. However, no one is infallible -if we do make a mistake we ask for your forgiveness and to know that we are always trying our hardest.

* If, for any reason, you are not absolutely happy with your purchase, we will take it back and give you a full refund, no questions asked.

Item ID: T 1

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