Circa: Early 1900's. 9" by 7".
What a black beauty! The base of this purse is a soft black velvet. It is top with hundreds of loops with multi color oblong beads done in a fashion that gives an aurora borealis like color flow. This purse was made before AB finish beads were made just very interesting to note the work that went into getting this effect. Just a sensational rain of color.
Overall great condition. The lining is a blue silk w floral design. There are a few missing beads on the top border which contains the black cord drawstring and 1 loop of beads missing on one of the top side towards the edge. Very hard to see and notice, impossible to see when purse is close. Because of all the glass beads it is a solid heavy purse.
Another fabulous bag from a private collection I was able to obtain to bring to you.
Black Velvet w Multi Color Glass Beaded Reticule Purse