Beaded Purse with Venetian Scene

Object Name: 
Beaded Purse with Venetian Scene

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Object Name: 
Beaded Purse with Venetian Scene
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Accession Number: 
Overall H (with clasp): 23.9 cm, W: 18.2 cm,
Not on Display
about 1925-1940
Primary Description: 
Cloth, thread, glass beads, black plastic or stone, metal; woven, assembled. Rectangular beaded purse with metal hinged top, hinged clasp, and chain strap/handle. Top and clasp decorated with applied metal decoration and black (plastic?) stones; clasp in shape of fleur de lis. Cloth purse decorated with woven glass beads that have been assembled to depict a Venetian canal scene with buildings, boats, and people; same decoration on front and back. Looped fringe threaded light blue and orange beads along bottom. Rose-colored fabric on interior; one small pocket sewn in.
Ontario Antique Mall, Source