Antique French handbag, Belle Epoque era rare collectible purse, velvet top handle bag, soft pink green faux seed pearls ormulu frame
Beautiful soft green and pink velvet and gold tone mesh ring metal velvet handbag, set with little metal encased half-pearls (man-made, faux). The pattern is of a very delicate flower, dating estimate 1900-1920. The handle is of the same material, including the fine wire mesh and original to the bag, even though the handle may originally have been longer.
The bag overall is in lovely condition, with only a few of the little pearls missing. The possibly ormulu metal clasp, offset with a blush pink clip, is in good order, fully working, but also with a few of the inset pearls missing. The lining, a soft nude satin is in near perfect condition, without tears and only a few small stains. This bag looks like it's not seen much use.
I personally used this bag on my wedding day (that's me in picture 2!) but seeing I'm not a handbag collector - I'll be afraid to damage it - I'm selling this one on.
Size: 17 (widest point) x 13 (without the clasp) x 2 cm
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