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Colorful Figural Scenic 1930's Micro Petit Point Handbag

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This is an intricate and dynamic micro petit point, figural scenic evening purse that was hand made during the approx. 1930's era.

Austrian petit point purse two scenes 

This purse, although unmarked, has a personality that says, made in Austria. If I am wrong, then it was made in France. Either way, you are talking about some serious workmanship.

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Vintage Austrian scenic figural petit point purse  Petit point purse handbag two different scenes

This purse is a true masterpiece that few will attempt to accomplish today. These are the very tiny silk stitches, that I am sure must count to about 1600 per square inch. These fine delicate stitches are just full of color and expression. Not your ordinary scenes and the fact that this purse has 2 different scenes, makes this handbag extra special. The color palette on this purse is quite crisp, warm and appealing having a full spectrum of every hue, to include, lavender, purple, blues, greens, browns, coral, pinks, amber, and several more radiant shades. The small amount of background is an antiqued ivory that has taken on a bit of a vintage look but has aged gracefully, showing no yellowing or browning. My photos are showing you what to expect from this handbag and how lovely it is with the greater portion of the entire bag having a well executed figural display with prominent architecture.

Antique petit point figural scenic purse Austrian  Made in Austria petit point embroidered purse

This purse was loved and used but it was also well cared for. I have thoroughly cleaned this purse for you, by hand, it now carries only a scent of freshness. This 1930's hand embroidered purse is amazing and awaiting further preservation for decades to come. It's previous owner was thoughtful to keep it out of direct sunlight, as there is no fading of the colors. This purse carries with a medium hand, not overly stiff, very easy to love. The bright golden frame has a lovely etched design and the pierced open 2-sided clasp is a classic in Austrian workmanship. The pull back to open clasp and all structural elements of the frame are in proper working order. The purse and lining are well attached to the frame and overall, this purse is in excellent vintage condition. There are no damages or wears to the stitches that I have found, the interior appears as vintage and gently used.

Intricate petit point embroidery purse handbag Austrian  Antique petit point purse made in Austria scenic

This is not a large purse but the 1 1/4 inch bottom/side gusset gives this eloquent beauty a little bit more roominess inside. The outer band offers a sweet row of coordinated little flowers, everything looks great, including the piping. For accuracy, I will mention that along the piping, there is a little gathering or puckering of the petit point, this is even all the way around and looks natural. Also, there are a couple of light discolors, one at the bottom edge of the purse and the other at the top, these are hard to notice but they are seen in my photos, although not very obvious and they do not interfere with the scenery. The interior is lined in an ivory satin. It has 2 pockets with gold piping, one holds a small change purse.  This delightful creation measures, stuffed with tissue,  5 3/4 from the top of the clasp to the bottom, 7 1/4 inches across the widest part 6 1/4 across the frame, and the carry chain handle drops the purse by 5 inches. This is just a magnificent Austrian hand embroidered petit point evening purse, I wish I could find more of these but they are hard to find in this condition, please enjoy and thank you for considering.

 Vintage 1930 Austrian petit point purse handbag  Petit point purse hand embroidered Austrian handbag

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