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Vintage Art Nouveau Beaded Purse, Made in Germany

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Wow, I must say that this surely is a more unusual and rarer example of a turn of the century, German made beaded purse.  

Antique German beaded purse 1900 1920 wedding bells on blue

I really have never seen another like it or even similar for that matter. It is completely made by hand with a unique Art Nouveau flair.



I have recently updated some of the photos so you could get a better idea of it's beauty. My newer camera is much improved and shows the purse more accurately. The beadwork shows the early 1900's Art Nouveau influence with it's curling details but those bright white wedding bells embellished with 34 bezel set rhinestones are what makes this purse so very unique.  The decorative beading is set against a lovely gorgeous blue background, altogether it is quite extraordinary.  Overall, the rhinestones are still reasonably clear, much better than would photograph.  The 68 total bezels are clean and appear to be pale brass but it's hard to tell for sure with all the sparkle on this purse.  The silver tone frame is nicer than would show but does have an aged patination as expected.  The fringe is complete, the same color blue, twisted and interlocking.  Both sides of the purse are identical. 


The original lining, pocket and cloth label are intact and secure, looking cleaner than shown with a small smudge of discolor to the right but not as dark as in the photo, it actually is barely noticeable.  The front of the purse has a red signature bead, a common practice of the beadier during that time. Purse makers used an off color bead to sign their work. This incredibly cute creation measures 9 1/4 long by 6 1/2 wide, the chain hangs 7 inches, if you like collecting purses that are uncommon, you will want to consider this very different antique glass German beaded purse, it will arrive in excellent condition, no losses or negatives, just fascinating.


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