LOT 692 MONUMENTAL MUSEUM QUALITY FRENCH BEADED BAG, EARLY 20th C.
One of a kind bag of Kashan carpet design in gold, platinum, copper and bronze French cut steels, having pierced and gilt hinged frame decorated with prong-set malachite and lapis lazuli, enameled flowers, collar-set carnelian and colored glass stones, kiss clasp set with carnelians, chain handle. Frame marked "Made in France", printed silk label in lining "Made in Paris France". 14 1/2 x 19 1/2. Noted beaded purse expert and collector Evelyn Haertig wrote that the largest beaded bag known to her was 13 x 15. (Silk lining lost, interlining with two pockets remains, silk label damaged, clasp loose) exterior excellent. KC 4200Read More