1920s Handmade Beaded Silk Bag with Fruit and Floral Still Life
This exquisite little wrist bag was a popular design initially sold as a do-it-yourself beaded purse kit in the 1920s. And the little flapper who made this one did an extraordinary job! It features intricate beadwork, blue silk ruffles and an intact interior in excellent condition.
Repeated on both the front and the back of the bag is a detailed still life depicting a decorated bowl of fruit and flowers with a fluttering butterfly floating above. This expertly done beaded picture is surrounded by an elegant boarder and is topped with a triangle of blue satin decorated by a beaded crochet floral cage.
The edge is sweetly decorated with pleated blue silk ruffles that match the material of the handle. This fabulous find is a lady's fancy and a flapper's delight!
Height: 7.5" (bag itself); 12.25" (from center handle to bottom of bag)