An absolutely incredible antique silk needlepoint purse embroidered with two different designs.
Both designs are intricate, the stitches are tiny (pettipoint), the craftsmanship impeccable.
The front scene has a women dressed in Medieval style clothing which is apparent from the high steeple head-dress.
She carries a staff in one hand with a flag at the top, the other holds the horn of the unicorn that stands besides her.
The rust color background is strewn with flowers.
The great use of subtle color in shading gives the scenes wonderful depth.
The back side has a similar feel and background design with a rabbit or large hare.
The frame is astonishing, it has an intricate design on both sides of naked cherubs frolicking amongst flowers and curling foliage.
It has amazing attention to detail with pierced areas, the edge has a scalloped shape.
The parts that attach the chain are figural baskets of flowers, the pull tab ornament is detailed on both sides with roses, the top catch is a flower bud.
Unmarked, the frame and long chain handle tested sterling but I will guarantee at least 900 silver content.
Inside is peach satin, it has two slide pockets and a change purse.
It measures 8" by 7.5", the handle is 33.5" so it can be worn doubled or as a shoulder purse.
Near mint, excellent condition, no damage or wear-the needlepoint has no problems, the inside is as clean as the outside. The frame could be polished if desired though I recommend preserving the dark patina.
A rare and extraordinary antique silk pettipoint purse with an exceptional silver frame.
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