Offered here is a purse from our own collection. And what a purse it is!! It is made of varying tints of over 10 different colors of micro beads in varying sizes to give contrast and depth to the romantic Venetian scene of a gondolier navigating his gondola through the Venetian waterway with the Venetian skyline in the background! But that is not all. The frame is a show stopping hand set micro mosaic garden of flowers and leaves in white, lavender, pink, blue, yellow and green. This bag is finished at the bottom with a perfect row of beaded fringe, braided and interlocking. All beads used on this piece are original; there are no beads missing and no discernable repairs. This unique purse has a kiss closure and hangs from a decorative flat chain link handle. No sag at all on one side and minimal sag on the other which is very difficult to avoid in a bag of this age. There are indications of possible repair of bag to frame connection but difficult to tell for sure. Two stains both on the same side (and a few small scattered age spots on both sides), have been indicated in the photos which may or may not clean out. We do not touch stains and leave it to the desire of the buyer. However, the two stains appear to blend very nicely with the clouds and are noticeable only if one is looking for them. This bag has exactly the same scene on each side. The chain is 6" long and the frame measures 6.5" wide. From the top of the closure to the bottom of the fringe the bag measures 11". Please study photos carefully as these are the best description and the best evidence of condition. This purse is a must for your collection!!
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Vintage Micro Bead Venetian Scene Purse