We have seen many French evening bags over the years and without a doubt this is a real beauty! All of it's attributes tell me it is from the 1920-30's era with a label inside reads; Hand-Made in France. Showing exquisite detail from the elegant micro size glass beads to the spectacular micro-embroidered flowers.
I really can't say there is a distinct color, as you can see this has a variety of colors with the white or cream micro beads that are interspersed among the pattern, creating this marvelous floral design. I call this purse Belles Fleurs Pastel or Beautiful Pastel Flowers. This is a marvelous piece of craftsmanship, with an abundance of pastel colors showing pink, mauve, rose, lilac, violet, purple, light and dark blues, light and dark greens, with pale golden yellow.
The embroidery is so fine, it is amazing. This frame is divine and without problems. It has a fold over clasp that closes the purse tightly with a firm snap, which continues to express how truly unusual this French purse is. Across the top of the frame is a lovely floral design done with enameling. Shades of rose, burgundy, green edged in midnight blue.Surrounding all of this is a twisted gold braid and tiny seed pearls. The flower clasp on the front is also enameled in shades of rose, mauve, and green, lift this up to open the purse. Besides all of the tiny glass beads and faux pearls, there is a wrapped cone shape design that cover each side of the frame, this is done with the same twisted gold braiding and double row of micro pearls, so very unusual. I love it when I can say, that I haven't seen this frame design before and it is absolutely true.
The frame is in fabulous condition and shows beautifully. All aspects of the frame works as it should, opening and closing properly and the purse is well attached at all points. Exceptionally clean for its age. It will carry from the elbow to wrist and will hold all of your essentials, as it has a roomy side the bottom expands about 2.5 inches.
As you can see in the above photo, the pattern covers the entire exterior of this purse, simply stunning. The interior lining is original in an ivory or cream color satin, with one side pocket. The lining suffers no serious damage, no rips, tears, fraying only a couple of minute spots, but shows it was loved and used.Nonetheless, this French evening bag was extremely well cared for, you will find it to be in excellent condition. Stuffed with tissue, this elaborately beaded and embroidered French evening purse measures 6" long top to bottom x 5.5" wide across the top x 7.5" wide at the widest area, with a 5" drop of the chain handle and weighs 214.0grs. This very rare and stylish glass bead and embroidered purse with enamel detail has all the charm and elegance that only a French purse can have. I know you'll enjoy adding this very sophisticated evening bag to your collection of accessories. These charges are the buyers responsibility. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as gifts - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. Please be patient as we have no control over this. We thank you for viewing this item and hope you have enjoyed it? All jewelry comes gift boxed for presentation. The item "Vintage French Micro Fine Embroidery, Glass Beaded withEnamel Hd Made Purse RARE" is in sale since Monday, August 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Bags, Handbags & Cases". The seller is "moniques*antiques2" and is located in Sicklerville, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.