This is a sparkling Art Nouveau blue iridescent Carnival Glass beaded purse with a swag design topped with a very delicate Art Nouveau Floral gold tone frame with a chain in a link design.
The early 1800's, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco Eras brought forth some fascinating examples from France, Germany, Italy and Czechoslovakia. At the turn of the 20th century, artisans and designers produced handbags and purses that reflected the stylistic and design trends of the day.
The glass beads could have been made in the glass factories of Murano, Bohemia, Germany or Austria. The beads were produced and utilized to create these exceptional bags. Beads were transparent, opaque or iridescent resembling carnival glass. The exquisite designs offered both fine quality and superior workmanship with complex patterns taking up to a year to complete.
Handmade beaded bags have been fashionable for over two hundred years. Today these bags are considered works of art. They are treasured for their beauty and their exceptional workmanship.
SIZE: The purse measures 8” long and 7 ½” at its widest.
CONDITION: This purse is in sparkling vintage condition. The beading is complete and colorful. The clasp is in good condition and closes securely. The chain link stray is secure. The lining does need to be replaced by that is a really easy fix.
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