Vintage Beaded Purses
beaded Purses Page 1
Whiting and Davis Metal Mesh Gate-top, Beggars Bag.
Whiting and Davis metal mesh Gate-top, Beggars Bag.
This bag is also known as an Accordion Cap Style bag
(once the cap is lifted, the accordion style hinge expands
in order to open). Bag is a gold tone metal and is in
excellent condition. Cap has decorative design. Metal
chain handle measures approx. 10 inches in total length.
has Whiting and Davis cloth tag. Interior is lined with
a light peach colored satin fabric that is very clean
and apears to have never been used.
is made in the U.S.A.
approx 6 inches in length
Blue Beaded Handbag Purse
blue beaded bag. The bag is in good condition no beads
missing, it is eleven inches long from strap to bottom
of purse. This is a heavy one and very stunning, nice
to add to your collection. ID=BeadedPurse11
Antique Art Deco Micro Beaded Ladies Purse Bag
is a very pretty turn of the 20th century ladies micro
beaded purse/ evening bag with interesting art deco
motif. The frame is silver-plated and it has repousse
flowers and leaves all around. The chain and the clasp
are also silver plated, clasp has two cobalt glass tips.
The colors are cobalt and silver. The purse measures
6 x 9”. Inside is covered with LEATHER. It is
in good condition, has no holes, rips or missing beads.
The silver-plating on frame is in fine shape but chain
lost most of the silver plating. Lovely period piece.ID=BeadedPurse12
Deco Beveled Glass Purse - A Cinderella Purse
a wonderful collection of antique purses, a very rare
beveled glass purse in a brass frame with a mirror bottom.
One would think this piece is a jewelry holder but there
is the handle to carry as a wonderful purse. To open -
the front panel comes down and some treasured items may
be displayed or carried. From a collector's estate this
was found with many Art Deco period purses and dates from
that era, more likely on the later side of Deco c. 1930's
40's. The purse sits on four ball feet, has a fold over
closure and is in excellent condition - glass and mirror
intact - some discoloration to the metal on the underside
bottom of the purse, the metal may have been cleaned at
one time but there is some age darkening. Measures 4"h
(without the handle) x 4" wide x 2 1/8"d. So
enchanting is this look - it brings fairy tales and Cinderella
to mind. A beautiful piece to display and add to a fine
purse collection. ID=GlassPurse4
Beaded Purse w/ Pansies LOVELY nice rare 1940s
item belonged to a lady from Ulster, Pa. It is a vintage
beaded purse. Colors are lovely. red, orange and yellow
pansies with green leaves. Gray,white, red,pink and
burgundy beads as trim. Dangles are lavender, pink,
gray and green. 20 dangle loops hanging at the bottom.
Inside is lined and lining is all in one piece..no holes.
NICE. Chain and clasp are silver in color. Opening frame
is silver in color with normal amount of wear, and with
has a leaf design. measurements are 6 x 6 1/2 inches.
nice deep inside. Chain handle measures about ten inches.
I can trace it to the 40's..but it may be older.
All beads are intact and inplace...none missing that
i can tell..and I have inspected it closely. A lovely
item for your collection. Would look stunning in a shadow
box if one so desired. a unique item in that the flowers
are pansies. A gem! ID=BeadedPurse13
TIFFANY MINT 14k GOLD HEAVY C1890 PURSE POCKETBOOK
is a fine, mint condition, Tiffany double handbag or
purse, dating from the 1890's or so. It is solid, not
plated, 14k gold, and weighs just over 6 troy ounces
or 188.5 grams. The purse is actually a coin purse,
inside a larger pocketbook. The bag, with out chain
measures 5 1/8 inches wide and 4 inches deep. It is
stamped 14K on both the inner and outer purse frames
along with "MADE FOR TIFFANY & CO."on
the inside frame of the attached coin purse. The frames
of both purses are engraved with identical floral designs,
and are quite elegant. The inside frame of the large
purse also has engraved "Mrs W.R. Mygatt Chicago".
No one of course would "scrap" this for its
gold content, but its weight 188 grams or 121.29 pennyweight
of gold means that the pure gold value of the purse
is about $4200. There is a number 3426 ingraved on the
inside of the frame. Please note again, that the bag
is in mint condition. ID=14KGOLDPURSE1
I have many more picture in this very fine purse. Email
me and I will be happy to send them to you.
Vintage Beaded Purse. Lovely cobalt beads
is an antique beaded purse that I picked up from an auction
of an estate of a very old woman in Culpepper, Virginia.
This reticule is covered in thousands of beads in shades
of cobalt blue, pink, green, black, white, and even little
dabbles of aqua. To me, the pattern looks like rain drops
with a rose and leaf pattern in front of each drop. There
is minimal bead loss and the only minor flaw is that the
pull string is a bit tattered and uneven. One strand is
just hanging on. The black lining is perfectly intact
and in impeccable condition. A gorgeous addition to your
collection... the blues in this beauty are completely
Beaded Scenic Purse
got this purse from an estate sale, it is a steal beaded
purse from France. It has a lovely scene on both sides...(The
same scene on both sides) The catch is a little metal
button with a floral work that you push and the purse
opens,(works perfectly) the frame is a stunner with
beautiful metal work. It has a double row across the
top. One with a twisted vine with little leaves all
around the top of the purse, the second row goes across
just the top looks like berries and leaves....Dangling
from the center of the frame is a little charm with
a rhinestone in the center with lovely work on the front
and the back. The frame is the same front and back.
The purse itself has a scene with a house and a sun,
due to its age there is slight fading....The background
is kind of a plaid of gold and silver tone beading.
On the bottom are a row of dangling beads....When you
open the purse there is some loose stitching by the
hinges....It really is a beautiful purse for your collection...It
has a good weight to it. ID=BeadedPurse8
MICRO BEADED PURSE, CIRCA 1900
is an attractive antique micro beaded purse, circa 1900.
The front features a central medallion with lovely pink,
red & white roses bordered by a garland of violets
& leaves, all on a black glass beaded background.
The back of the purse & frame are covered in a black
silk-like material & the clasp is a frosted glass
ball. It measures 8 3/4" long (including clasp)
x 7 1/2" wide. Condition overall is very good with
only a few beads missing around the outer edge &
a little wear to the black fabric on the frame. The
inside liner is original and has no tears or stains.
the White Bead?
took me some time to find out the reason to this perplexing
question, and if you are a purse collector, you too may
have wondered why one finds the odd and occasional white
bead in an otherwise colorful purse.
the beader have made this colossal error, at a moment
when her mind slipped from her incredibly tedious work?
No, because the white bead occurs in roughly the same
place on the reverse side of the purse as well, which
adds more puzzlement to the mystery. Well, here is the
answer. The white bead is a signature of sorts. It indicates
that this purse was made for the retail market, usually
a department store, in this country. Making beaded purses
was a respectable way for a lady to make money, and the
store would typically arrange for the few ladies who produced
the bags to "sign" a purse with a single white
bead in a particular quadrant, thus identifying her to
the store for her due compensation, as the purse was sold.
If you don't find a white bead in a beaded bag, you can
assume that either the bag was made solely for the use
and enjoyment of its' maker, or that the bag is from a
European country, where even if the bag was made for the
tourist market, there was another type of arrangement,
perhaps outright purchase, between the beader and the
store which sold it.