This small purse is an absolute gem. The extremely fine designs – a bird on the front and a group of roses on the back – are worked in tiny petit point stitches in vivid colors. The bird has a blue head, red breast and brown wings and sits on a branch loads with blossoms. The roses are white, pink and red, and beautifully shaded. The body is constructed of very fine taupe netting. The frame and chain handles are also lovely: the gilt pierced frame features white enamels flowers, green enamel leaves and blue and red paste stones; the chain features a central white enameled ball. The purse is in very good condition considering its delicacy: there are a few splits to the netting on the roses side, at the stitching at the top and near the pull; the white silk lining is shredded; there are several stones lacking to the frame and a few chips to the enamel. Measures 4 1/2” by 3 1/2”.