Featured Beaded purse

Discussion in 'Textiles, Needle Arts, Clothing' started by MIRED, Jul 23, 2020.

  1. MIRED

    MIRED Active Member

    IMG_6900.JPG IMG_6901.JPG IMG_6902.JPG IMG_6903.JPG I think this is a c1920s clutch. It has a beaded belt loop in back. Snap closure. Fully lined with silk or satin. Interior slip pocket. 6" wide by 3 1/2" tall. Some of the round beads and oblong ones in flowers look like they are peeling off the "pearl" sheen. Would these likely be painted glass beads to make them look like pearls? Any other info on where these were made or anything else very much appreciated.
     
  2. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    They would be glass pearls. Think you put a few fingers through that loop to keep hold of it without totally tying up that hand. Not a belt loop.
     
  3. MIRED

    MIRED Active Member

    Thanks. That makes more sense when you're wearing a fancy dress.
     
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  4. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It looks ca 1920s-30s. A lot of these were made in Germany.
     
  5. bluumz

    bluumz Quite Busy

    Yes, they are "faux" pearls. Lovely purse!
    If you search 1920s beaded purse on ebay, you will see many similar listed for sale in the $10-$20 range.
     
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  6. MIRED

    MIRED Active Member

    Thanks to all of you for the info!
     
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  7. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    a ' clutch '
     
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  8. MIRED

    MIRED Active Member

    Thanks. I had that in the post but should've been in the title.
     
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  9. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    you're right....i missed it....;):(:(:(
     
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