Vintage Arts & Crafts Style Beaded Purse Bag Faux Tortoise Shell Celluloid Handle C1900s
This is a Vintage C1900 Art and Crafts Style Beaded Purse or Bag with a Faux Tortoise Shell Celluloid Handle and arts and crafts floral design with beautiful roses on each side. It is marked "Made in France" in raised lettering. The bag is in very good condition with all the glass beads. It has fabulous bright colors of purple, blue, green and orange abstract flowers on a navy blue background, and gold & black trim. The push-down release knob clasp (the knob is lucite or bakelite???) works well. The interior black silk lining has tears. The ruched black trimming around the lining is in good condition. There is a faded cloth label on the interior pocket, but I can’t make out what it says. The almost 12 inch long satin and beaded handle has a drop of about 5 inches. There are several loose beads at the top next to the frame and a few places where the beads are missing on both the purse and the handle. I have a lot of the missing beads and will include them with the purse. The bag measures 8 inches long and 7 1/4 inches wide. Both sides are shown in the pictures so you can see the great design.