This is a Gorgeous Example of Late Victorian Hand Work which employs the tiniest “petite point” hand-stitched embroidery. The design has been meticulously sewn in a stellar floral design combined with beautiful birds from an elegant bygone era. These tiny petite stitches give a crisp & clean design. This is a Fantastic Purse which would be beautiful, displayed as an Object d’ Art” on the vanity or framed and hung on the wall.
Absolutely no short-cuts were taken in this One-of-a-Kind, Handmade Vintage Evening Bag dating from the late 1800’s. The elegant floral design showcases a spectacular bird in flight and another perched on a branch. The taupe color silk fabric is the perfect background for the design.
The front of the purse conveys a painted work of art. The palette is a combination of soft shades of pinks from light to dark, lavender, maroon, reds, gold, blues, goldenrod, taupe, ecru, yellows, greens, light brown & burnt sienna.
There are (2) fully opened, lush roses which are artfully combined with what resembles a marguerite daisy and small violets.
The clasp is very Victorian, highly ornate gilded gold metal in an open worked filigree design. The purse clasp snaps tightly closed and is in perfect working condition. Extremely Elegant.
The purse features a gilded gold patterned metal frame with sweeping flourishes created in a filigree or open worked design, accented with tiny raised gold beads. There is a different floral design on the back of the purse. Inside, the frame features yet another floral design; stylized elongated leaf design.
The inside of the purse is lined with ivory ecru color satin & accented with randomly placed tiny horizontal lines. The satin fabric is in pristine condition. There are (2) inside pockets.
Measurements: The oval-link, gold-tone chain handle is 11” long. The purse measure 7 5/8” tall x 7 1/4” wide. The inside is deep and very roomy for all your necessities.
The purse is extremely clean and free of any tears which include the lining. There is one tiny stain on the side of the purse (which does not show from the front of the purse).The lining is in pristine condition! All embroidery hand work is in excellent condition. Slight rub wear to the frame from normal vintage use.
Each of these purses is hand-made and unique unto themselves. This Purse is certainly a Lovely Heirloom which can be passed down from Generation to Generation. It’s just that type of purse!!
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