Here we have a lovely vintage, possibly antique, handbag. It is most likely of French origin. It has a beautiful floral filigree frame which we believe is gold plate. The fabric is silk floral brocade. The purse is lined with gold colored fabric. All of the cloth pieces are hand stitched to the frame.
The purse has a fabulous push-release carnelian agate closure. It also has a long belcher style chain which can be adjusted for the handle.
The purse measures approximately 7" x 6-1/4". The carnelian ball measures approximately 5/8" in diameter. The chain measures a total length of approximately 32".
This pretty purse is in very good condition. The inside lining shows wear. We have not cleaned this handbag and are presenting it as we found it at a lovely shop in Arroyo Grande, California.