We are pleased to offer this wonderful antique handbag. It is all hand sewn and features an intricate glass bead design on the front. We believe the fabric used is black silk. The bag is fully lined and has a black grosgrain ribbon with a bow at the top. There is also an old black safety pin which was most likely used to attach to the wearer's dress. The glass beads appear to be all hand cut and faceted, and are most likely jet.
This wonderful piece is in quite good condition with slight wear seen at top edge. It measures approximately 5-3/4"H x 5"W.
This item may have been a mourning purse although it would make a great piece for an antique doll.