An exceptionally lovely hand beaded purse with an amazing 24" x 20" seed beads per inch, on an off white ground with clear beading, with no fading, stains or missing beads, a superb impressionistic colorway, mixing transparent and opaque lavenders, blues, pinks, oranges, reds and greens with hints of yellow and black to accent. Not a flaw to the beading, this bag has been remarkably well taken care of. It is possible we are missing one twisted fringe on the bottom, as there are a couple of loose threads we have tied off. Quite large measuring 7" across the frame at the top, not including the extensions where the chain is attached, 12" long consisting of 9 1/2" plus 1 1/2" of fringe and a 1" high clasp; measuring 8 1/2" at it's widest point. The interior lining and floral border is a replacement; the frame appears to be original and is possibly German silver or similar metal. 1920's or possibly older. A gorgeous exemplar of a scenic micro beaded handbag, near if not antique and worthy of a fine collection.
ca 1920's Micro Beaded Purse Remarkable Condition