This absolutely stunning purse was made in the 1920's and is one of the finest examples of celluloid frame bags I have ever had the pleasure of owning.
Made in France and marked Depose on the inner, the frame features a glorious centre image of a Pierrot playing a mandolin. To the left of the Pierrot there is a cluster of musical instruments and to the right you can spot a crescent moon and a duo of pretty little owls. The frame has the same image on the front and back meaning it looks wonderful at any angle.
The body of the bag is made from inky black crochet and much of the bag is edged with the most divine black fringing. It is fully lined with pure silk in a vibrant design featuring sea creatures, including a squid and octopus.
The clasp is the head of the Pierrot.
An incredibly desirable bag which would be great for a collector or vintage enthusiast.
The widest point of the frame is 5 3/4"
The strands of fringing are approximately 9.5" long
The crochet bag section, excluding the frame, is 9 3/4" from top to the start of the fringing
From the top of the frame to the bottom of the fringing is 21"
From the top of the handle to the bottom of the fringing is just over 21"
Very good with some minor points to note;
- shows very minor wear
- the inner is not in good condition. There is wear to the lining, it is tatty in parts, has been repaired and is short and fraying in a few places. The inner pocket is coming loose. The lining is still functional, but you'll need to be a little gentle with it
The bag with be very carefully wrapped and boxed with lots of padding to ensure that it is safe on the journey to you. It will be sent via a fully insured method only.