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Antique/Vintage FRENCH Purse Czechoslovakian Faceted Metal Beads

Antique/Vintage FRENCH Purse Czechoslovakian Faceted Metal Beads

Regular price $157.21

Antique/Vintage FRENCH Purse Czechoslovakian Faceted Metal Beads

Antique/Vintage French petite purse made with faceted Czechoslovakian beads

We are very pleased to offer this very collectable French beaded petite purse.

What is so amazing about this purse is the size, and type of the beads used in it's making. The beads are metal, two shades of a yellow metal, and a silver toned metal. What makes them so unusual is that they many are faceted. It is impossible to find metal faceted beads this size today, they are just slightly over a millimeter in diameter with triangular, and diamond shaped facets. See magnified picture. My local bead expert says these beads are turn of the last century and of Czechoslovakian origins.

This purse has a flap closure, and a metal flex bar to tension the opening at the top. The pattern is a geometric, there are spoked wheels in the corners and opposing triangles along the borders, done in the lighter yellow metal beads. There is a zig zag stripe that separates the triangles, and surrounds the wheels. The flap has a edge of scalloped shallow loops of beads. And the bottom has a fringe of single strings of beads with loop ends. All the beads have developed a slight patina that has dulled the sharpness of the pattern. The handle of the purse is a 9 mm wide band of beads. The stringing of the bead cloth used in this purse is amazing.

This purse measures 5 1/4 inches wide, by 4 1/4 tall. With an additional 1 1/4 inch added to the height with the trim. This purse weighs 6.6 ounces.

This purse is for the serious collector, it needs to be mounted and framed, to serve as an example of the craftsmanship and artistry capable in an earlier time.

Condition- This is a very fragile piece. It is offered as a display piece, not an item for everyday use. As preciously stated, it would be nearly impossible to find beads like this anywhere, if you were to attempt a restoration. It should be admired as it is.

This is a beautiful piece for the collector of antique and vintage purses. It would make a thoughtful holiday gift to the collector in your circle of friends, or family.

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Item Dimensions

Height Width Depth Diameter Weight

5 1/3"

5 1/4


6.6 oz.S


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