Beautiful example of a finely worked petit point evening purse from the 1920s or 1930s.
Each side depicts the same floral image set against a black ground.
It is fully lined with silk, still has the original mirror, and the frame is etched and set with a mix of marcasite, faux pearls and coloured glass "gems".
Width 7" at the base
Depth at side 3/4"
In its heyday it would have been such a wonderful piece but, sadly, the inner has not faired well over the years.
The silk is shattered, mostly near the pockets, but once silk starts to go there is no saving it. It is still perfectly useable and you could replace the lining, but I'd still use it as it is - a charming piece of vintage fashion.
Please also note there is some slight tarnishing on the metal work and there are more stones missing than present - see the photos.