This beautiful early purse frame features thin strips of mother of pearl with enameled floral accents. It has a double ball clasp and a link chain handle.
A silk purse is sewn to the frame. Inside is a label from MBW Metro Bag Works of Paris, France.
Measurements: the frame measures 4-5/8” wide. The handle is 12-1/2” from end to end.
Condition: the outer layer of embroidered silk is in very poor condition, it is delicate, tatty, torn from age; the silk has pulled apart from one side of the lining; there is some damage to the enamel on the frame, some tarnish, some verdigris. Non-smoking facility. No funky smells.