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Item/Description: Antique/vintage ca late 1800s to early 1900s lavishly beaded (royal blue & black beads) and ornately silver-framed Czechoslovakian lady’s-ladies’ evening bag-purse with chain link strap.
***Coloration of beading (? glass beads) remains exquisitely vibrant, in lovely hues of vivid royal blue/cobalt blue & shimmery black .
***Silver frame is adorned with a raised-relief combination of floral/flowers motif and harvest fruits & vegetables: ? pineapples, ? radishes-turnips-carrots, pears, apples, oranges, cherries+++.
Age/Period: Antique/vintage - ca late 1800s to early-mid 1900s (? Art Deco-era flapper-style ? Edwardian-era, ? Art Nouveau-era)
Manufacturer/Identification/Markings: Interior of purse still retains its original “Made in Czechoslovakia” sewn-in paper label/tag.
Material(s)/Format: Beaded (? glass beads) surface; silver metalware frame; silver chain-link handle
Size/Measurements: Silver frame width is 6 ½", with height/length of purse (measured from top of silver frame to bottommost of beading) being 10 1/4". Chain drop length is approximately 7".
Condition: Good, with interior of cloth purse compartment beneath the beading remaining intact and evincing no holes or openings. Purse opens and closes securely, with no gaping to metal frame. Silver closure “knobs/balls” are darker in hue than remainder of silver purse frame, as is also the chain link handle. A few sections where some of the beading is no longer present or where it now gapes revealing the cloth beneath warrant repairs/replacement beads, with minor fraying to some of the material where it connects at each end point of the silver frame, however nothing which in any way either diminishes or detracts from any of the desirability, displayability, collectibility or usability of this stunning purse!