Victorian Microbeaded Handbag - 1880s Antique Silver Frame Beaded Purse - European Floral Handbag

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Era: circa 1870s-1890s

Label/Designer: hallmarked with a crown, "800" and initials

Measurements: 7 by 12 inches

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Materials: .800 purity silver frame, glass micro beads, silk

Condition: excellent

What an exquisite bag! The ornate frame is .800 silver and is hallmarked with a crown (indicating European origin) and the makers initials (first letter is rubbed off, the other two are DH). The frame is cast in a basket of roses design. The body of the bag is intricately beaded in a floral pattern that is reminiscent of petite point needlework. Small beaded tassels finish off the bottom of the bag. The interior is rough silk with two small side pockets and a small loose change purse that snaps closed. This bag, despite being over 120 years old, is in fantastic condition. Some patina on the silver frame, and a single loose thread attaching the bag to the frame, but there isn't one single missing bead. Great for a collector of Victorian era fashion!

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