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11) Inventory # 980531
: Graceful Cobalt & Lavender Deco Beaded Bag
It is a privilege to bring a beautiful thing back to life and I am proud to present this unique Art Deco design beaded bag for your consideration after minor bead repair and relining in vintage silk. Unusual in its cobalt and lavender concentric oval color scheme, punched with bright abstract florals, its ample size, and organic shape sparkling with black outlines....it is the whole Deco package! The silk lining is an unusual choice, that picks up the colors of the body and adds an unexpected geometric counterpoint. Note the few replacement lavender beads in the detail picture are as close a match as available to the vintage originals. Pristine restored condition. Measures 7 x 9 1/2
Descriptors: 1930s, Art Deco, Beaded Bag, Beaded Handbags and Reticules, Blue/Navy, Glass Bead, Multicolor, Purple/Lavender
12) Inventory # C00075
: Magnificent Art Deco Beaded Reticule
I'm always on the lookout for beaded bags with pizazz that need a little TLC. This amazing example has the stylized design, vibrant color and sparkle that would augment any collection. Gleaming iridescent blue, white, green and hot pink glass and black jet beads form the body. Repairs included fringe repair and relining with vintage pink silk to match the design. Please note the missing jet beads, revealing the brown silk of the knit body. Jet is fragile and, rather that attempt replacement when the exposed brown adds depth to the design, I opted to leave the body in its original condition. Judge for yourself with the detail pictures. Measures 7 x 8".
Descriptors: 1930s, Beaded Bag, Beaded Handbags and Reticules, Blue/Navy, Glass Bead, Green, Red/Pink
13) Inventory # 980245
: Navy Steel Beaded Reticule
classic navy blue steel beaded reticule bag is a prime example of this late 19th century style. The Greek key pattern in two sizes forms horizontal bands, separated by areas of twinkling individual beads. The fold over cuff around the top is trimmed in an intertwined beaded fringe. A silver chain threaded through rings closed the bag. A few of the beads have lost some luster and occasionally one shows some rust. Newly relined with navy silk. Measures 5 x 7 inches with a 3-inch tassel.
Descriptors: 1900, Beaded Handbags and Reticules, Blue/Navy, Reticule, Steel Bead, Victorian
14) Inventory # D00128
: Precious Plum Piecrust Beaded Coin Purse
Precious is the word for this elegant plum glass beaded coin purse Evelyn Haertig attributes the origin of the knit circular piecrust form to Russia in her book "Restoring and Collecting Antique Beaded Purses." This example is designed with 7 sections and is identical front and back. The beads are vibrant and complete and are small at over 250 per square inch. I've replaced the lining with a vintage silk in a slightly darker shade of plum. Recently restored by my own hand, I have to say it is a gem in flawless condition. Measures 2 1/4 x 3".
Descriptors: 1900, Beaded Handbags and Reticules, Glass Bead, Handbag, Handbag Accessories, Purple/Lavender
15) Inventory # C00146
: Smart Black suede beaded bag
Smart Black suede beaded bag. While it's unmarked, the sings of quality are everywhere. The substantial gold metal frame opens to a pristine black taffeta interior with a single open pocket. The beading and all else are in excellent condition. Measures 5 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 6 1/4".
Descriptors: Beaded Handbags and Reticules, Black/Gray
16) Inventory # A00172
: Very rare Victorian Beaded Silk Velvet pouch bag
Very rare example of a Victorian Silk Velvet pouch bag with all the classic and desirable features PLUS outstanding condition! The fabulous beaded trapezoidal lid faces the front of the bag and latches with a metal ball fitting. The interior surface of the lid is fitted with a beautifully beveled full size mirror. Fully lined in spotless peach faille. The bag includes a matching faille coin purse which is attached to the bag’s frame with a gold twisted cord. While very slight nap wear can be seen on the corners of the lid, the 14" velvet handle and the rest of the bag show no visible defects. Don’t you love the snazzy silk tassel? The body of the bag measures 10 1/2 x 6 1/4 x 1".
Descriptors: Beaded Handbags and Reticules, Red/Pink, Victorian
17) Inventory # A00225
: Walborg Japan black beaded handbag
There is nothing fragile about this substantially constructed black beaded handbag by Walborg Japan. The curvilinear design with triangular accents reminds me of the top of the Empire State Building, rendered in round glass beads and faceted short glass tubular beads which highlight the design’s curves. The design is identical front and back. The 1” wide 11” handle is fully beaded, top and bottom. The bag’s interior is fully lined in spotless black satin. There is a large central plastic zip pocket that divides the interior in half. The bag has expandable side gussets so it holds more than one might expect! Measures 6 x 1 3/4 x 5 1/2”.
Descriptors: Beaded Handbags and Reticules, Black/Gray, Glass Bead, Walborg Japan
18) Inventory # A00224
: Walborg Taiwan charming Gold Beaded
This charming Gold Beaded bag by Walborg Taiwan features 3 dimensional beaded flowers on the front of the bag, best appreciated in the detail picture. The gold metal frame is embellished front and back with 1/2” wide Lucite panels embossed with gold roses. The interior is fully lined in spotless gold satin with a single open pocket. The elegant oval hasps are both trimmed with a large inset rhinestone. The handle is 14” gold snake chain. Slight apparent darkening of a few of the bottom beads may actually be an optical trick of the light, as it appears only at right angle turns in the beaded design. It’s a stunning bag in excellent condition. Measures 8 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 5 1/2”.
Descriptors: Beaded Handbags and Reticules, Gold, Walborg Taiwan
19) Inventory # G00003
: White Hand Beaded Evening Bag France
Beautifully rendered hand beaded White Evening bag features stylized leaf forms in opaque and translucent ivory beads, outlined in contour rows of opaque white beads front and back. The stunning metal clasp is encrusted in translucent beads and prong set rhinestones. The latch lifts to reveal a pristine white satin interior. A single small open pocket houses a daity square mirror and spotless white satin coin purse. Apparently unused, the bag is in outstanding condition. Measures 9 x 6 x 1 1/2" with a 12" handle.
Descriptors: 1960s, Beaded Handbags and Reticules, France, Glass Bead, White/Off-white