Gorgeous black beaded bag circa 1920s. Could be older. Black woven fabric covered in black microbeads in a vaguely starburst pattern. Inside is just the one compartment. There is a short wrist strap also covered in the same beading. Lovely fringe bead tassels. The back side of the bag has an early plastic ( celluloid perhaps) bit of boning across the opening for shape. There is no label. Please see condition. Approx 4.75" wide at its widest and 8" tall not including strap but including fringe.
Good to excellent Vintage condition. I say that because the bag itself is quite excellent. But the strap is only good. This has been reworked a bit over the years, and it also seems like maybe it was on something else at some point, though I'm not sure what or how. But anyway, the bag has one strand of missing tassel and the very top that folds over could do with a few stitches at the seam. And there are some small pinhead sized holes in the back. Thats about it really. The handle though has issues. It appears to have been mounted at some point on some sort of ribbon, perhaps a faille, which I think is newer than the bag itself and was added to stabilize and add structure to the strap. That ribbon is now itself started to fray rather badly but the strap it was added to is still mostly ok. I think I'd just remove the ribbon and add something more stable, perhaps a strip of grosgrain. Otherwise this is doing well and with a little TLC it could be quite lovely!!! Priced accordingly and as is.
Please note: These are vintage, preworn and/or preloved items. I do my utmost best to list any issues, but signs of wear should be expected, and there are occasionally small things I won't deem worthy of note. Please feel free to send me a missive with any questions. I'm truly happy to help in any way possible and I'm always up for a chat. Any accessories shown, including crinolines, are for display only, not included unless otherwise stated.
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