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fringe 575 oval 18 leather 2024 Woven 156 brass 1442 brown 254 fabric 111 Beads 2617 silver 707
purse 57
grape leaves 21 flowers 46 vines 2
width without fringe: 6.25 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Nick Eggenhofer
Ladies purse; oval, semi-circle top frame of brass (possibly) overlaid with silver, front has a highly raised design of 5 grape leaves with 2 small flowers and vines connecting all, single push-to-release catch, 2 studs with rings through them on back frame hold chain handle consisting of alternating long and short gold metal loops with a large gold metal ring at center, frame is attached to purse with small rivets along lower edges; purse front is a heavy, woven design fabric in browns and burgundy beaded over the pattern with round and marquise-shaped faceted gelatin `gems' in garnet red surrounded by gold and green metallic faceted seed beads, fringe down sides and bottom is single strands of 1-1/4" long loops of gold metallic faceted seed beads; back and lining are medium brown leather (possibly lambskin) with a small pocket sewn into back lining.
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