This Egyptian Revival purse is a miniature version of a typical purse that celebrated the style of ancient Egypt. The discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1922 excited the world and ignited the movement. In the 1970's the King Tut exhibition visited museums all over the world, thus reigniting this interest. This purse could be from either time. It is a deep black and the fabric used is a soft grosgrain type silk(?). There is tight ruching at the top resulting in flowing pleats. It is slightly bulbous in appearance. The frame is a gold tone and has etchings throughout. It is wide at the top. There are 3 faux turquoise stones set in decorative bezels as well as 2 turquoise cabochons also set in bezels. The three stones are raised and oval shaped. They have carvings giving them the appearance of stylized scarabs. The clasp hangs downwards and is decoratively shaped and it has a small turquoise stone in a bezel setting. The clap is pulled in order to open the bag. There is a lovely gold tone serpentine chain that has a drop of 6". The inside is lined with a shiny satiny fabric. There isn't any maker's identification. It is very clean inside. The purse measures 6"w x 4 1/2" x 1". The purse is in great condition. I doubt it was ever used. Although small, it certainly "packs a big punch." It is a higher end purse that has an Egyptian Revival vibe. Perfect for the "mummy" and also for mommy. Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition
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