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Tri-State Antique Center
VINTAGE & ANTIQUE BEADED PURSES
$1,000 - $2,000

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Vintage Purses and Compacts

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Figural Beaded Purse rosetteSerenade Figural Micro-Beaded Purse with Spectacular Crown Clasp Jeweled Frame New Listing!

Here is a truly stunning purse featuring a variant of Nicolas Lancret's painting "The Serenade" done in 1740.  It features a beautiful young lady seated on a fancy chair in a garden with a young man serenading her.  The picture is done in a vignette style with a "frame" around it almost as if you are looking through a window into the garden.  There is a lake in the background and clouds in the sky.  The micro-beads are done in opaque and gold iridescent beads so that the scene sparkles (her chair and the gent's mandolin for example).  Both sides of the purse have he same scene and it is finished off at the bottom with multi-colored fringe that picks up the colors from the purse.  The frame is absolutely spectacular with a high crown stand-up jeweled clasp and a matching jeweled drop pendant. There are also seven addtional smaller jewels across the top of the frame.   Interior retains the original lining with two ruched pockets as well.  This entire purse is in excellent condition with no apologies whatsoever.  Measures 6-1/2" wide at frame x 12" long from top of clasp to bottom of fringe. Jeweled clasp is 1-1/4" high.

First time offered!

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$1,350 including s/h*

#1007

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Figural Beaded Purse rosette Gorgeous Romantic Couple in Garden Figural Micro-Beaded Purse with Jeweled and Enameled Frame New Listing!

I just love this charming couple dressed in all their finery standing beneath a garden trellis.  He looks as though he is whispering an endearment to his lovely lady as he holds her close ... so precious!  The scene is repeated on both sides and it is topped off with a beautiful jeweled frame in rich blue jewels.  There is cobalt and white enameling on the corners and the clasp is a kiss clasp with two jeweled sapphires.  The fringe is done in 3 colors from the purse and finishes it off beautifully.  Inside the purse is lined and has a lovely ribbon rose trim.  All in all, the entire purse is in excellent condition.  Upon examining it with a loupe, there are single beads here and there that appear to have been missed in the original knitting of the purse but they are as small as grains of sand so are not intrinsic to the design in any way or noticeable.  It is truly in stupendous condition throughout.  Measures 6" wide at frame x 10-3/4" long.

First time offered!

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$1,550 including s/h*

#1065

SOLD

Carpet Design Beaded Purse rosette Fun Carpet Design Beaded Purse with Candy Pattern and Ruby Jeweled Enameled Frame

This is a very pretty carpet design beaded purse that I have had in my collection for quite a while.  I have just had it cleaned, relined, and a new fringe added to it. This purse is a truly great design with a center cartouche of flowers on a blue circle background.  This is set on an ivory rectangular area with tiny purple dots.  Then there is a wide border of caramel colored background beads set with what looks like all kinds of wrapped hard candies!  All different kinds ... that's all I can describe them like (you have to look at the close-ups to see what I mean).  Outside this is another ivory background border with tiny blue dots.  Then the outer edge is finished in dark blue. There are also dark blue beads bordering each section.  The frame is beautiful with ruby red jewels in the clasp and red enameling on the frame. There had been several spots on the purse, all of which came out in the cleaning and any loose beads were reinforced.  The old shattered lining was completely replaced with nice new silk. The fringe is truly spectacular and finishes off this lovely purse perfectly.   Purse measures 7" wide x 12-1/2" long to bottom of fringe.

Note: I have left the "before" pictures for you to see the comparisons. No doubt this is a fabulous purse now and a true one-of-a-kind!

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$1,250 including s/h*

#7994

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Figural Beaded Purse rosette RARE Exquisite Double-Sided Figural Angel (Cupid) Micro-Beaded Purse with Gorgeous Jeweled Frame and Ornate Fringe

This is a very rare, early, beautiful micro-beaded purse featuring a reclining angel in a garden of roses on the front with his bow in front of him while the back features a completely different view of same angel flying above a garden fountain.  The colors are bright and vivid greens and pinks while the background beads of the purse are the palest of pale greens.  The bottom of the purse has a dividing garland of pink and gold beads in a rope design separating a brown portion with large green leaves.  This design would date this purse to the mid to early 1800's in my opinion.  The jeweled frame (a later addition as the original frame was plain) boasts malachite, sapphire, emerald, and coral gemstones among filigreed enameled brass.  The stand-up jeweled clasp is especially striking.  The fringe is intricately done in interlocking twisted loops in pale green and pink with tiny brown loops at the very tips. Interior is lined in pale green silk with rosebud trim.  Due to age, there may be a missing bead here or there but if there are, they are totally not discernible and not significant in any way.  There are no holes or damage. On the back of the purse, up near the frame, there are two very old repairs that are very small and well done and only noticeable upon close inspection.  There are also a few age spots that are not bad at all and do not detract from the appearance in any way.  Check out all the pictures to see condition.  This purse can be display from either side and looks like two totally different purses!  This is a large purse measuring 7-1/8" wide at frame x 8-1/2" wide across the bottom x 13-1/4" long from clasp to bottom of fringe.

First time offered! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$1,725 including s/h*

#1014

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Figural Beaded Purse rosette Majestic Full-Bodied Peacock in Estate Garden Overlooking Swans in Lake and Castle in Background; Stunning Jeweled Frame and Ornate Lattice Fringe

Here is another purse that I have had in my personal collection for years ... since 1999 to be exact! It features a beautiful scene of a majestic peacock perched on a marble pedestal (I always thought of it as being part of a rich estate's garden) overlooking a lake with a graceful pair of swans swimming on the surface.  There are trees in the foreground and a blue towered castle in the background with a village beyond that.  The border of the purse is done in cut jet glass beads which sparkle and reflect the light.  I love the way the pedestal and the peacock are superimposed over the border which gives the purse a 3-D effect.  Both sides of the purse have the same design.  The frame is truly stunning with applied filigree worked over an embossed base and jewels sprinkled all over in ruby, emerald and sapphire colors.  The fringe is done in several of the colors from the purse and accent it beautifully.  The interior is lined in a pale peach silk which has a split or two in the folds but is predominantly intact and has a little ruched pocket.  There is also a matching fabric covered mirror inside which I inadvertently forgot to photograph. I will try to add that soon.  Purse is in excellent condition throughout.  There may be a missing bead here or there  but if there are, they are totally not discernible and not significant in any way.  This purse measures 7" wide at frame x 7-1/2" wide across the bottom x 11-1/2" long from clasp to bottom of fringe.

Note:  Purse is being offered at my cost! 

Be sure to look at all the photos.

First time offered! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$1,750 including s/h*

#7964

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Figural Beaded Purse rosette LARGE Early Figural Boy with Dog Micro-Beaded Purse with Jeweled Frame

Never before have I seen a purse like this one ... I believe it dates from the 1800's and is knit in a solid rectangular piece which is joined down the center of the back.  The scene depicts a young man and his dog frolicking in a pond ... he is kicking up his heels in exuberance (kind of how I feel now that summer has finally arrived!)  The purse has a two-tone border across the top and this is reflected in the pond and the boy's pants and again in the twisted looped fringe at the bottom.  The frame is spectacular with what looks to me to be a star sapphire in the center, two carnelian cabochons on the corners, and sparkling cobalt, ruby and topaz jewels in the openwork filigreed clasp.  The inside is newly lined in pale pink silk trimmed with pretty little French silk ribbon roses.  So sweet!  This is a very large purse measuring a full 8" across x 13-1/2" long.  It is in excellent condition.

Be sure to look at all the photos.

First time offered! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$1,795 including s/h*

#18087

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Figural Beaded Purse rosette Fabulous LARGE Peacock Figural Purse with Double-Sided Trinity Plate Jeweled Frame and JEWELED Handle!

This purse has long been in my private collection (since 2006!) and only recently have I decided to part with it to go to the next purse lover to enhance their own collection. The purse features a full-figured majestic crowned peacock on both sides perched in a lush garden on a background of ivory micro-beads.  Both sides of the purse have the same scene and the fantastic Trinity Plate frame is jeweled on both sides as well.  And even the chain is jeweled!  There are two ornate segments on either side with jewels on both sides.  One of the segments is missing a center jewel on one side but I may be able to find a match for this in my stash.  The front of the frame has 27 alternating emerald and topaz jewels and 2 large diamond shaped topaz corner gems.  The back side of the frame is the same but missing one of the topaz corners and one of the tiny topaz stones.  I may be able to match the small stone but I know I don't have the corner one.  The fringe is done in colors that pick up the shades of the garden and peacock and just finishes it off perfectly.  There are some very minor professional repairs made to the purse whch are pretty insignificant.  The most noticeable I have pointed out in the photos and it is on the front of the purse between the peacock's chest and the flower.  Interior is lined and in excellent condition.  This purse is absolutely HUGE and measures 7-5/8" wide at frame x almost 8" wide across the bottom x 14" long from clasp to bottom of fringe.

Be sure to look at all the photos.

First time offered! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$1,850 including s/h*

#14083

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Figural Beaded Purse rosette Figural Butterfly Floral Beaded Purse with Jeweled Frame & Clasp and Lush Lattice Fringe - Super LARGE Size!

Here is a purse that I have owned for many years ... as a collector of all things with butterflies, this one always spoke to my heart but it is time to move it along.  The purse is quite large and is done in jet black beads which, unfortunately, reflect the light and make the purse not as vibrant in photos as it is in person.  The rose on the bottom is almost 3-dimensional looking with the shadings in the colors.  The blues are especially rich and all of the colors just pop on the black background.  The frame is just gorgeous with sapphire and ruby colored gemstones across the front and a large emerald jeweled clasp.  There is even a tiny emerald stone in the drop pendant!  The bottom is finished off with an elegantly beaded latticed fringe.  Inside of the purse is lined in a pink moire with ruched pocket and matching coin purse, all of which is in excellent condition.  As for the body of the purse, the front and back sides are identical and don't have any apologies that I can see.  If you look at the side edges of the purse, there may be some scattered bead loss along the sides but this could also just be the backing fabric showing over where the purse folds.  In any case, as it is along the sides, it is not noticeable from the front or back. Large size ... measures 8" wide at frame, 8-1/2" wide at bottom, x almost 15" long including clasp and fringe.

First time offered! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$1,299 including s/h*

#6254

Carpet Beaded Purse rosette Bright & Vivid French Steel-Beaded Carpet Design Purse with Elegant Jeweled & Enameled Frame

This is one of my prettiest French steel bead purses and I have owned it since 2000.  I hae always treasured it for it's bright colors ... the background is a bright shiny silver and the center "flowers" are done in blue, red and grey.  The border consists of bright copper beads with some red and blue and grey accents throughout.  The fringe is alternating in all of the above colors in single strands.  Topping off this purse is a beautiful jeweled and enameled frame with gemstones in the same colors as the purse:  carnelian for the red, amber for the copper, and blue and emerald stones, all set between white enameled designs.  Even the clasp has two amber jewels!  The interior is lined in a dove grey suede in excellent condition with a little pouch.  The entire purse is in excellent condition with no bead loss or color loss or wear of any kind.  It is about as good a steel beaded purse as you will ever find.  Large size ... measures 7-1/2" wide at frame, 9" wide at bottom due to the gathers, x 14" long including clasp and fringe.  Remember that steel beaded purses never photograph as beautiful as they are in person.  The nature of these beads sparkle in the light but photos do not pick this up at all.

First time offered! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$1,350 including s/h*

#8182

Scenic Beaded Purse rosette Scenic Castle in the Clouds Beaded Purse

This is such a pretty scenic beaded purse rich with colors ... a castle can be seen in the center amidst puffy lavender clouds with a lake below.  There are flowers in the foreground and a large tree on the right side.  Frame is embossed silver and the interior is lined in pale peach silk with ruched trim (original) in excellent condition.  As the frame and scene are identical on both sides, there is no front or back and can be displayed either side. The body of the purse appears to be in excellent condition.  There is an older repair on the top on both sides right in the gather near the frame ... as they are inside the gathered folds, I had to really look to find them (barely visible on top right in close-up of frame pic).  Fringe had several strands missing which I have had repaired.  I also had the purse cleaned so it is bright and pretty.  Large size ... measures 7" wide at frame, 8" wide at bottom due to the gathers, x 13" long including clasp and fringe.

Previously listed at $1,350 with damaged fringe. I recently had the fringe repaired and the purse cleaned so the price has been adjusted accordingly. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$1,099 including s/h*

#11155

Figural Beaded Purse rosette Courting Couple Figural Beaded Purse with Fabulous Double-Sided Hand-Made Mosaic Frame

This one-of-a-kind beauty has long been in my collection and features a full length scene of a courting couple in fancy garb out for a stroll in a lovely garden.  The colors are bright and bold on a creamy white background.  The fringe is done in the same color as the background with tiny gold beads interspersed for added sparkle.  The frame is absolutely spectacular and is done in hand-set tiny mosaic pieces in flowers and leaves.  Both sides of the purse are identical but the frame colors are slightly different on each side so you can display it whichever way appeals most to you.  Be sure to look at all of the pictures of this stunning purse and you will fall in love with it as I did.  The interior is newly lined and the purse is in excellent condition throughout with no damage whatsoever.  It is a true beauty! Measures 5-1/2" wide at frame x 9" long from clasp to bottom of fringe.

First time offered! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$1,495 including s/h*

#7335

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Scenic Beaded Purse rosette Venetian Canal Scene Micro-Beaded Purse with Bridge and Gondola and Jeweled Frame and Clasp

This beautiful Venetian beaded purse has been in my collection since 2002 and I have always loved the tranquil canal scene with bridge and the pink chateau in the background.  The design of this purse incorporates several different sizes of beads to give contrast and depth to the picture which I particularly like in these purses.  The purse is topped off with an ornately jeweled and filigreed frame with an openwork stand-up jeweled clasp and a jeweled drop pendant.  The interior is lined in a pale gold silk which I don't believe is original but is nicely done.  And the fringe is fabulous! Interlocking twisted loops in 3 of the colors from the purse.  The purse is in excellent condition; however, there are indications of earlier repairs which appear to have been professionally done.  I have included several close-up photos of these for your perusal.  They have never been a factor to me as I love the design of the purse and the detail of the picture.  There may be a bead or two missing (but no holes) or other smaller repairs that I fail to mention but I have mentioned anything I feel is relevant (see all photos for complete condition).  The jewels in the frame are all intact although the far left amethyst cabochon has a small chip in the upper corner that I did not even notice until I was taking the photos.  Measures 6-1/2" wide at frame x 11" long from clasp to bottom of fringe.

First time offered! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$1,999 including s/h*

#10721

Scenic Beaded Purse rosette Scenic Castle Micro-Beaded Purse with Ornate Filigreed Frame & Sapphire Jeweled Clasp

This is one of the prettiest scenic castle purses I've seen ... the colors are just gorgeous!  Both sides are identical and "framed" in black and gold border giving it a picture frame effect.  The castle on the left of the river has a large piazza overlooking the water with steps down to the dock.  A boat can be seen in the foreground and anotehr further back in the water.  I believe this is a Venetian waterway.  Two ducks can be seen in the front right corner as well.  All original and in excellent condition with a missing bead here and there as is typical with these older purses ... no large area of loss at all.  Frame is richly filigreed and identical on both sides.  Lined in a very fragile silk in great shape!  The fringe has long interwined loops tipped in green and there is a secondary shorter scalloped beaded fringe between each loop at the top.  Very unique!  Measures 6" wide x 11" long to bottom of fringe.

Previously listed at $2,650 ... now offered at my cost! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$1,695 including s/h*

#8184

Scenic Beaded Purse rosette Scenic Sailboat & Windmill Micro-Beaded Purse with Fabulous Jeweled & Enameled Frame

Here we have a very rare scenic picturing a moored sailboat with a village and windmill in the background.  The colors are bold and vivid, and it is topped off with one of the most gorgeous frames I have run across.  It is set with four round lapis jewels across the front with cobalt and white diamond-shaped enameled designs between.  There is a huge pyramid-shaped lapis jewel in the clasp, and the double chain handle is held by two swans.  The lining appears to be newly redone in purple with gold braided trim and is in perfect condition.  Fringe is done in red, white and blue intertwined loops, all there and perfect.  In fact, the entire purse is in mint condition with the only apology being a very teeny professional repair on the back lower portion that I had to look hard to find.  It is barely worth mentioning as you really don't see it at all.  The drop pendant may be a replacement as it is more silver than gold; however, it could just be that the brass plating is worn to the base metal since that portion of the purse was handled more. . . hard to say.  Measures 6-1/4" wide x 10-1/2" long to bottom of fringe.

Previously listed at $2,200. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$1,750 including s/h*

#7926

Scenic Beaded Purse rosette Scenic Figural Beaded Purse with Castle, Sailboat, People on the Beach, Lake and Mountains with Jeweled Filigreed Frame

Wow!  Here is a real knockout and one of my very favorite castle scenic purses.  Set in front of majestic snow-capped mountains, this turreted castle rests along a deep blue lake.  A large expanse of beach curves toward the foreground where a sailboat is tethered to the shore.  A young couple can be seen resting on the beach admiring the scene ... just fabulous!  Extremely tiny glass beads knitted together make this look like a painting rather than a purse!  Topping it all off is a gorgeous filigreed frame set with beautiful jewels in all colors and finished with multi-color fringe in colors from the purse.  Interior is lined in beige silk with antique gold braid trim and an attached old round beveled mirror ... all original and in excellent condition.  In fact, this entire purse is in mint condition with not one bit of damage that I can find anywhere.  A real beauty!  Measures 6-1/2" wide x 10-1/2" long to tip of fringe.

Previously listed at $2,750. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$1,950 including s/h*

#9833

Scenic Beaded Purse rosette Scenic and Figural Beaded Purse with Jeweled Frame ~ Made in Austria

Made in Vienna by Ada Grunfeld (whose label is inside), this lovely purse is done in tiny beads and pictures a fraulein gazing out toward the mountains from a terrace. The sky is done in tones of lilac, blue, cream and pinks and looks like a sunset.  This entire picture is framed in by a black border with tiny white lines outlining it and sectioning it off ... very unusual treatment and very eye-appealing.  Fringe is a lovely intertwined looped fringe in lilac and greens in tones of the purse.  Interior lining is in excellent shape.  Frame is set with little sapphire & pearl gems all around the front and two large sapphires in the clasp.  Purse is in excellent condition with no noticeable bead loss or damage.  It is just beautiful! Measures 8" wide x 12" long.

Previously listed at $2,600. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$1,750 including s/h*

#7880

Scenic Beaded Purse rosette Scenic & Figural Micro-Beaded Purse Featuring Mill with Waterwheel, Bridge, Fisherman, Lady and Sheep AND Ornately Jeweled Frame!

I just love the peaceful tranquility of this micro-beaded purse.  There is a house in the background with a mill in front and a waterwheel spilling into a stream.  You can see a bridge and a path winding along both sides.  There is a fisherman perched on a rock on one side with a sheep (or horse) grazing in the grass behind him.  Across the stream is a lady, probably his wife, beckoning to him.  Trees are in full bloom, and the water seems to flow right into the fringe in a cascade of colors.  Now let your eyes stray to the frame on this beauty ... it is set with cut jewels in various colors as well as jewels set in the clasp.  Interior is lined in green silk with French ribbon rosebud trim.  The purse is in fantastic condition with no bead loss that I can see.  It is really exquisite!  Measures 6" wide x 9-1/2" long to bottom of fringe.

Previously listed at $2,650. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$1,750 including s/h*

#7853

Scenic Beaded Purse rosette Micro-Beaded Scenic Mansion Reflection Pool Vignette w/ Jeweled & Enameled Frame

This is an absolutely FABULOUS beaded purse with an outstanding carnelian and pearl jeweled frame with enameled trim.  The scene is a mansion (looks like the White House!) with a reflection pool in front set in a vignette of flowers and trees.  It actually gives you the feeling that you're peeking through a lush garden and can see the mansion off in the distance.  It is really fantastic!  The colors are rich and vivid, and the beads are extremely tiny.  A true work of art!  The clasp has two carnelians as well, and the fringe is intertwined long beaded loops in cream and green.  Interior is lined in burgundy with a little pocket.  Entire purse is is MINT condition and quite striking!  Purses of this quality are getting harder and harder to find ... unlike some designs that you will find again,  this is  a rare pattern that I have not seen before.  Measures almost 8" wide x 11-1/2" long from tip to bottom of fringe.

Previously listed at $2,650. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$1,750 including s/h*

#7657

Scenic Beaded Purse rosette Egyptian Desert Scenic Beaded Purse in Rare Lilac & Pink Colors with Jeweled Frame

Now you are looking at another of my personal favorites ... this one reminds me of desert sands and palm trees and has an Egyptian feel to it (in my opinion anyway) with a little gazebo in the center.  The enameled frame is snowy white on the front with incised decorations cut into it.  It has a turquoise stone set in the center and in the clasp as well.  The purse itself is done in very tiny micro beads and is in MINT condition.  Both sides are identical except for the frame, which is white enameled on the front and embossed brass on the back.  Interior lining is too perfect to be original so was probably a recent replacement.  It is white silk with a braided border that matches the purse so exactly that you would never know it wasn't original.  Fringe is done in purple, clear, and aqua colors of the purse.  This is a magnificent piece in a very rare design!  Measures 5-1/2" wide at frame, 7" wide at bottom, and 9-1/2" long.

Previously listed at $2,399. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$1,799 including s/h*

#7593

Figural Beaded Purse rosette Figural Farm Scene with People and Animals and Jeweled Frame

This purse would be a bit earlier than most that you see ... in fact, it was probably a reticule at the beginning of its existence in the latter 1800's.  It was probably updated in the 20's when framed purses became popular and this jeweled frame was placed on it.  This is only a deductive guess ... the frame could very well be original.  The lovely design features a woman with a cow and a lad on a donkey with a sheep in between walking down a country lane with barn and farmouse in the background.  The bottom portion of the purse is done in a deep cobalt blue with flowering cornucopias all around and finished in a pink and blue tassel with the same beads that were used in the purse.  The frame is set with six jewels:  2 red, 2 blue, and 2 green.  Interior has been relined at some point with navy blue satin.  The front of the purse has one extremely tiny repair by the donkey's front leg, very well done and I found it by feel rather than sight.  The back of the purse has two areas that have been mended:  one in the sky and one in front of the donkey's head.  These are very old repairs and are expertly done and not a detriment to such a lovely piece and are taken into account in pricing. Measures 6" wide at frame x 12" long from clasp to bottom of tassel.

Previously listed at $1,699. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$1,150 including s/h*

#7698

Scenic Beaded Purse rosette Scenic Castle and Lake Micro-Beaded Purse

Scenic beaded purses are so hard to find and this one is a fantastic example.  Tiny, tiny beads knit into this intricate design of a walled roadway leading to a gate behind which can be seen a towering castle on the left and a lake ahead.  Across the lake another castle and purple mountains can be seen.  A bright orange sun is sinking in the sky above the horizon.  Fringe is intricately done in four colors from the purse in tightly twisted interlocking loops.  Interior is lined in a deep blue with pink rose braided trim.  Gold embossed frame and double chainlink handle finish it off.  Purse is in MINT condition!  Rare size ... measures 6-1/2" wide at frame x 8" long to bottom of fringe.

Previously listed at $1,800. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$1,250 including s/h*

#11489

Figural Beaded Purse rosette Micro-Beaded Scenic Windmill with Lake & Ducks and Double-Sided Jeweled Frame

This is another of those lovely fine-beaded purses that feel like silk to the touch.  Very tiny glass beads intricately knit into a lovely scene of a tranquil windmill alongside a lake with ducks swimming.  There is another house in the background as well.  The scenic portion is done in a vignette at the top, and the bottom is finished with a row of flowered cornucopias and the most beautiful rich blue fringe that alternates with other colors from the purse.  The blue is so vibrant is almost glows!  The gold frame is encrusted with tiny diamond-like stones (28 total) on both sides for a very elegant look.  Lined in ivory silk, this little beauty is in MINT condition!  One of the finest purses we currently have to offer....  Measures 5" wide x 8" long to bottom of fringe.

Previously listed at $1,599. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$1,099 including s/h*

#7090

Scenic Beaded Purse rosette Scenic Beaded Purse Featuring Villa in the Swiss Alps with Finely Jeweled Frame

Here we have a lovely scenic beaded purse done in micro-beads featuring a villa in the Swiss Alps with their snow-capped peaks. This is an extraordinary purse in vibrant colors done in micro-seed beads and sparkly beads for contrast in colors (most obvious in the foreground grass ... you can see the darker green beads are the sparklers). The frame is one of the finest I've seen with tiny bezel-set jewels and a stand-up filigreed jeweled clasp. Interior retains original lining with mirror and coin purse in excellent condition. And just look at that fringe! It is intricately done in latticework picking up the colors of the purse. Excellent condition throughout with no bead loss that I can see. Measures approximately 7" wide x 11" long overall.

Previously listed at $1,995. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$1,295 including s/h*

#10381

Floral Beaded Purse rosette Floral Micro-Beaded Purse with Spectacular Jeweled & Enameled Frame and Vibrant Fringe

This is an outstanding beaded purse with a killer jeweled and enameled frame.  The clasp is a filigreed fan with 7 jewels just in it!   The jewels are all present, and there is only one tiny area of green enamel chipped (visible in frame pic). Condition of the purse is also fantastic ... there are no holes or missing beads, fringe is perfect, and lining is all intact with only a very tiny split or two in the very bottom.  It even still has its original matching mirror!  The fringe on this one is thick and lush and is tipped in vibrant colors of gold, red, and green from the purse.  All original -- all excellent -- this is a real beauty!   Measures 8" wide x over 14" long to bottom of fringe . . . a very large size.

Previously listed at $1,599. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$1,099 including s/h*

#7943

Floral Beaded Purse rosette Early (1800's) Floral Beaded Purse with Rare Enameled & Jeweled Frame

This is such a lovely beaded purse in really pretty colors.  I love the shape of it ... this one has the gathered pinwheel shape to the bottom with a single beaded tassle ... which also dates it to the 1800's.  The tops, however, is finished in an unusual manner.  Instead of being a reticule with a drawcord, this one has a frame which is the way it was done originally.  The frame on this one is a true masterpiece with three large pillow cabochon carnelians and enameled daisies and leaves all set on a brass filigreed backing.  Voila!  The interior has been newly relined in white silk with pink French ribbon rose trim.   The condition of the purse itself is exemplary.  I can only see a bead or two missing here and there ... nothing major at all.  And there is one early -- and appears to be professionally done -- repair.  This is to be expected in a bag of this age.  It is on the front of the purse and is visible in the photo above but only if you know exactly where to look as it blends in so perfectly (hint ... it's about half way down and to the right side of the long orange flower).  This is a very large purse ... measures a bit over 7" across at the frame, 8" across the bottom, and 12-1/2" long to bottom of fringe.

Previously listed at $1,350. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$1,025 including s/h*

#7594

Figural Beaded Purse
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rosette Figural Steel-Beaded Purse with Two Different Figures on Front & Back with Fancy Enameled Double-Sided Jeweled Frame

Here we have a truly unique steel-beaded purse with two different figural scenes on the front and back.  The front features a young boy sitting alongside a stream with his fishing rod in hand.  There is a fence in the background and a well to the left with water in it.  I'm not sure what the wooden framework is above his head ... perhaps part of a dock with thatched cover?  I just can't tell.  Colors are very vibrant in person with bright orange-red, blue, pale silver, green, browns and golds, all quite sparkly.  The back of the purse shows a young lass reaching up to hang a bird cage in a tree.  The colors are much more vivid in person ... I had to fade the picture to show the detail better.  Her dress is bright blue with a pink sash and the other colors are green, bright gold, brown and silver gray.  It is quite pretty.  The frame is just beautiful ... it has enameled flowing leaves on both the front and the back, and the front is additionally embellished with three jewels across the top as well as a jewel in the clasp and drop pendant.  The top of the clasp is filigreed and enameled as well.  The chain handle is braided and twisted for an extra heavy carrying strap for this heavy purse (steel-beaded purses can be quite heavy and need the extra strength).  Interior is newly relined in pea green silk with dark gold braided trim.  Finished off in bronze and silver beaded fringe.  Excellent condition with no bead loss that I can find ... some expert repairs were done around hinges and sides to reinforce some loose areas.  It is now in great shape!  Measures 7" wide x 11-1/2" long to bottom of fringe.

Previously listed at $1,995. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$1,250 including s/h*

#7551

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