Beaded Purse with Venetian Scene

Object Name: 
Beaded Purse with Venetian Scene

Notice of Upcoming Content and Access Change

The Museum is working on the future of our online collections access, which will be incrementally released over time. On November 1, 2022, “My Collection” sets will be discontinued and no longer available. If you have “My Collection” sets you wish to preserve, we encourage you to print the sets, save as a PDF, or otherwise make your own copies of important information for your future reference.

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Beaded Purse with Venetian Scene
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2010.3.18
Dimensions: 
Overall H (with clasp): 23.9 cm, W: 18.2 cm,
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
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.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Ontario Antique Mall, Source
2010-05-19
Category: 
Color: 
Technique: