SOLD Large Gate Top Bag w/ Beaded Flowers & Silk Brocade c1900
This antique bag is highly desirable and collectible for so many reasons! It is agate top design and has its original expanding metal closure, in perfect working order. The bag is an extra large size. It is smothered in the tiniest glass beading done in the most meticulous manner. And the entire piece is in beautiful condition, despite its age. Another bonus ~ this bag is directly from the descendant of the original owner, brought over here from Austria in the earliest days of the 1900s. The bag is 12 ½” x 10”. The ground is smothered in clean sparkly glass beads that glitter in the light. Exquisitely done flowers are made of these glass beads in blues, greens, orange, red, pink, lavender, yellow – all the colors you would expect to see in a well cared for cottage garden 100 years ago. The lining is silk brocade and the handle is silk cording with fringe tassels that are original and perfect. This bag was done at home, as was the practice of young ladies way back when. The lining is done of two different pieces of silk brocade.