This wonderful purse is fully beaded in tiny black seed beads with a diamond design created with tiny gold-tone seed beads. That is lovely but what is really marvelous is the embroidered scene of the graceful lady in a gown with white and pink seed bead accents. She is framed with a bow at the top and several wreaths surround her.
Inside the bag it is marked "Mark CROSS France." Beneath it, there is the name Grace Hoover in gold lettering, much of which has worn off through the years. I don't know if that was a designer but I suspect the bag was personalized.
The bag has this elaborate and beautiful workmanship on both sides -- it is completely reversible. The interior lining is in excellent condition -- the entire purse is in excellent condition!
It measures 10 1/4" by 8" and the handle is roughly 13".