A wonderful antique pettipoint evening bag completely embroidered in silk thread.
The stitches are the smallest I have ever seen.
The floral design is done in muted shades of beige, plum, green and brown.
Beautiful gradation of colors and incredible intricacy of design.
The gilt brass frame has a very fine embossed design.
The front of the frame has a decorative inset of cut steel with an ornament and drop under the clasp set with four steels.
The clasp has a high black cabochon set in a bezel that sits atop filigree brass.
The inside is lined with heavy peach silk grosgrain, it has a slide pocket on each side.
Measures 7.25" across the widest part, tapers to 4.75" at the top, the chain handle is 10.5".
Excellent condition, no damage or noticeable wear.
An outstanding antique needlepoint purse.
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