This is a beautiful example of a handmade microbeaded purse produced in the Victorian Age. It dates back to the late 19th century and was most likely made in Germany. The purse features a multicolored floral design. It is truly a work of art done by artist with superb skills. The red linen lining is in remarkably good condition. It has a stunning hand crocheted trim housing the drawstring. Greens, blues, pinks, and oranges make lovely floral background and hearts along the top
The Eras of Biedermeier, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco brought forth some fascinating examples of microbeaded purses from France, Germany, Italy and Czechoslovakia.
The glass beads could have been made in the glass factories of Murano, Bohemia, Germany or Austria. The beads were produced and utilized to create these exceptional bags. Beads were transparent, opaque or iridescent resembling carnival glass. The exquisite designs offered both fine quality and superior workmanship with complex patterns taking up to a year to complete.
Handmade beaded bags have been fashionable for over two hundred years. Today these bags are considered works of art. They are treasured for their beauty and their exceptional workmanship.
Size: circa 10 by 6 1/2 Inches
CONDITION: This lovely handmade purse is in very good antique condition. The bead work on the body of the purse is in very good condition (no visible missing beads). The drawstring and its housing have age consistent wear.
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