This is a beautiful handmade microbeaded purse dates back to the mid 19th century. The purse features a multicolored floral design. It is truly a work of art done by artist with superb skills. The frame is solid Bronze. The leather lining is in remarkably good condition. It features different flowers in Red, Pink, Blue, Yellow & Green. While the colored Bead were made out of Glass, the beads in between were made out of shiny metal. It most likely was made in France.
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 7 1/2 by 7 Inches without the chain
CONDITION: This lovely handmade purse is in good antique condition. The bead work on the body of the purse is in good condition with some missing beads. Please see pictures.
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