Romantic, antique glass micro-beaded drawstring purse from the mid-to-late 1800s. This large-sized beauty suggests a flower garden on a summer day! The lovely pattern includes swags of blooms in many colors.
The background color is cream, and the featured color is teal green. The rainbow of other colors include spring green; pink; purple, violet, and mauve; cornflower, marine and pale blue; lemon and golden yellow; and black. All the tiny beads sparkle and glisten, and are both translucent and opaque.The beading is very fine and I count 18 beads per inch.
Happily, this remarkable purse has been completely restored. The purse is in perfect condition-- not one bead is missing, there are no snags, loose threads, discoloration, or other problems. The satin interior lining is new and hand-stitched; the crocheted header and ropey drawstring are new as well.There is not a bead out of place on the finely beaded tassel.
It measures about 13-1/2" long including the tassel by about 8-1/2" wide at top.
Since the purse is in such great shape, you can carry it without a worry. It will hold a goodly amount of your necessities and look gorgeous every moment!