INCREDIBLE MICRO MINI BEADED PURSE W/ 2 REAL CAMEOS $ 165 U.S.
We're offering for sale this vintage and I believe rare, micro mini beaded purse with 2 real cameos. This purse is one of the finest I have ever seen. While not marked, I believe it to be Belgium or French. The purse measures about 8" wide x about 5 3/4". The 2 (each different) cameos are carved from real Mother of Pearl and the detailing is exquisite. The top cover (area with the cameos) is just wonderful. The cameos are pronged in and each encircled with pearls and then beads and if you look on the top part, there is a bow on the top of each cameo made with beads. The rest of the "top part" is made of a cris-crossing of tiny gold beads. The purse itself has both gold and silver metal beads making up the diamond pattern and design of the purse. The original handle (made up of gold and silver beads) has been replace by a complimentary chain style handle. We will include the original in the purse as we found it. There is some lipstick stain in the interior lining that needs to be cleaned up, and a small rust color stain in an area about 1/4 of an inch in diameter, on the front of the purse and another smaller area on the other side. There also is little strand of loose beads about 1/4'' long that need to be tightened up on the front side. The beads are all there, but should be secured, possibly with a small drop of adhesive? Anyhow, I want to describe this as accurately as I can. Hopefully the photos will tell it all. I took this into consideration when establishing a price for such an interesting purse. If you collect vintage purses, this rare beaded purse with 2 different "real" cameos, would make a great addition to your collection!!!