Angular Art Deco scrolls and softombre lotus flowers play together in the design of this clever little handbag. Made by hand nearly a century ago, in the heyday of Egyptian Revival and fanciful dance bags, this dainty purselet is timelessly chic. Despite her age, the vibrant threads still shimmer with a magical glow.
A strap allows you to carry this work of art strapped across your hand or attached to a belt. But she's so pretty you may want to use her for display. Do protect her from dust, and handle with care to prevent thread breakage and be sure she remains well-preserved for another hundred years.
Antique beads and textile, estimated 1920-30's. The snap is marked with the letters RG and a symbol, more likely signifying the snap manufacturer than bag company. Measures 4-6" wide by 4" tall and 1-1.5" deep. Remarkable exterior condition, with no loss to beads or threads. Minor discoloration to sides and interior. Impeccably made. A collector's item to be treasured.
A small vintage linen dust bag is available for purchase by email.
Lotus flowers and water lilies look almost identical. Both the leaves and blossom of a lotus (Nelumbo) rise gracefully above the water, while water lilies (Nymphaea) float on the surface.
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