Bought in France in the 1920s by Mrs. Jack Kitchen of Piedmont, Ca whose card is still in the purse, this large beaded purse is striking. The bag itself is constructed from a woven fabric of red, tans, and gray with a very ornate pattern of fine pink beads and steel cut beads over much of the surface. Alternating loops of glass and steel beads swag down from the bottom.
The nickel silver frame has a very elaborate array of fruit in repousse and has a paperclip link chain. The pink silk lining is breaking down near the attachment to the frame. The exterior of the bag is in excellent condition and the clasp works well.
It measure 9" wide by 9" to bottom of the fringe, 15 1/2" with the chain.