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Rare Vintage Figural Scenic Micro Petit Point Purse

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I am privileged to offer this exceptional and rare figural scenic petit point purse, hand stitched in France during the earlier half of the 1900's era.

Vintage figural scenic petit point purse French jeweled frame

This purse boasts those tiny little stitches, I could just about count 40 to the inch or 1600 to the square inch and the colors are a feast for the eyes.

Carryall compact purse with micro petit point figural scene  Antique Aubusson tapestry French purse


Vintage petit point purse figural scenic rare   Figural scenic petit point purse French hallmarked jeweled frame

The array of extensive detailing covers the greater portion of the bag with the outer perimeter tone being a jet black. This purse shows no exterior signs of age or usage, as this purse has never been carried. It came out of a private New York City collection that was in storage since it was originally purchased back during the earlier half of the 1900's. The purse is gently gathered onto the frame and securely attached. The scene is about as rare as I have acquired and I will let my excellent photos tell that story, as they will show you exactly what to expect.

Rare petit point purse with carriage and driver  Micro petit point purse vintage early 1900's figural scenic

The scene is reminiscent of an English or French courtyard gathering, a night out on the town, as 2 couples approach their carriage. Horse, driver and little dog are present, as well as some fabulous background architecture.  The outer perimeter of this rare scene is encircled with a border of colorful florals. One obvious characteristic of this handbag is the generous amount of purple and lavender silk threads used in the the scene and the floral border. If you collect petit point purses, you know that these colors are usually not that prominent.

Petit point purse French jeweled hallmarked frame   Figural scenic petit point bag jeweled frame

And those colors set the stage for this marvelous French hallmarked heavily embossed and sculpted rose frame with glass amethyst jewels set into the rose buds, how delightful. This golden toned frame is properly marked, as shown below, made in France and has a company hallmark. I have not identified it yet but it is the same mark that is on a Dore framed Aubusson tapestry purse that I listed yesterday. This extra fine quality frame is likely made of sold brass and perhaps has a gold gilt finish. It is in wonderful antique condition, as is the entire purse. The frame opens by pushing down on the top clasp and using the little drop pull to assist while opening. The little drop dangle has a pale lavender stone set into it's center.

Vintage petit point purse rare scene  French hallmarked jeweled purse frame

The interior is lined with an outstandingly quality black satin lining and has 2 pockets, one with a lipstick slot. The lining appears as new because it is and has never been used. When I acquired this purse, it had yet to be sewn to it's frame and lined. Since I am proficient at doing these duties, I did the job and I am delighted with the results.

Rare petit point figural scenic purse  Vintage figural scenic petit point purse

This petit point purse is a breathtaking and well accomplished work of art and I am quite comfortable saying that I will not acquire another like it again. I have offered some magnificent petit point purses over the years but this one fits into the top 3 category of the best I have acquired. Stuffed with tissue as shown, this purse measures generously at 6 1/2 inches from the top of the clasp to the bottom, 7 3/4 inches across the frame, 8 3/4 inches across the bottom, the side gusset is 7/8 of an inch and the twisted chain handle drops the purse by 6 1/2 inches. If you are an admirer of ultra fine silk petit point embroidery, please give serious consideration to this true "one of a kind" vintage handbag. When you see this purse, you will be in awe.

  Rare figural scenic petit point purse French jeweled frame

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