This beaded purse is a beauty Made in France from the pre-WWII era. It features steel cut, shimmering, dark pink, tan and black micro beads. Both sides have a black bead vine design with pink flowers running horizontally through the center, with additional designs at the top and bottom. The bottom fringe uses all three types of beads. These purses were hand made, requiring many hours of detail work. The ornate frame is a gold toned with a stamped leaf/vine design. Purses like this are truly works of art!
Measurements: The bag is 8.5 inches tall from the frame to the bottom of the fringe and 5.25 inches wide across the bottom (7.5 by 5 inches useable). The chain is has a drop of either 13 inches or 7 inches, as you can adjust it to be either a single chain or double chain. The top clasp opens by push down release of an inside catch. This purse is large to hold your cell phone and essential basics.
Condition: The beaded design is in good vintage condition with some fraying and loss of beads along both side edges. The lining is a replacement and keeps items you put inside it from causing further damage to the beaded purse itself. The frame is in very good contain. The fringe is about 95% intact, with a couple a couple strings that have lost their beads. With care taken, this remains a useable purse for special occasions. Please review all photographs carefully, as they are an essential part of the description.
Labels/Marks: The purse is stamped "MADE IN FRANCE" along one side of the frame. If there are any other labels, they would be obscured by the added lining.
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Vintage Micro Steel Beaded Purse - Made in France