This is a delightful medium-sized purse with gilt frame and chain and decorated with gilt and two-tone silver coloured beads. The purse is decorated on both sides with intricate beading depicting a large stylized daisy with multiple petals surrounded by a scalloped frame of gilt beads. The bottom of the purse is decorated with an intricate pattern of tassels in the various tones of beads. Inside the purse is a lining of pale apricot heavy duty silk and there is an attached label stating that this purse was ‘Hand Made in France’. The clasp closes securely. The purse, beading and lining are all in excellent condition for age - there is minimal discolouration of the top and clasp and some discolouration of the chain. This presents as a very beautiful, restrained example of its genre. Length of purse without chain and tassels 5.75 ins (14.5), width 4.5 ins (11cm). Weight 220 grams.
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