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Exquisite English Edwardian Rhinestone Clasp Bag

Exquisite English Edwardian Rhinestone Clasp Bag

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Accessories: Pre 1910: Item # 348366
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This enchanting antique English purse revives Georgian neo-classicism, adding the airy elegance of Edwardian design. It has the most gorgeous clasp I've ever seen, shimmering with brilliant old paste rhinestones. The oval wreath shape - an inch tall and almost that wide - frames a central flower amid graceful leaves and is beautifully detailed with beaded edges. The pale white metal has the look of platinum, so is probably rhodium or chromium, which come from the same family).

Many things tell us this bag has seen very little use: the positive action of the clasp, the spring that remains in the elasticated inner pocket and, of course, the flawless condition of the fabric. Even the handle isn't worn. Finding a bag this old in such superb condition is almost miraculous, frankly. Size is about 5" tall (or 9" including handle) and width is 7 1/2" at the bottom. The tag inside had a logo including the letters G, F and R, along with the words "Made in England".

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