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JEWEL CHAT

Costume Jewelry Magazine



PURSES, RETICULES and HANDBAGS
Needlepoint, Petit Point, Tapestry, Cut Steel, Miser’s

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NEEDLEPOINT and PETIT POINT
Needlepoint and it’s smaller-stitched cousin, petit
point, are both worked on a canvas or cloth backing, as opposed to tapestry,
in which the stitches themselves create the fabric. The images are created by tiny
stitches and intricate coloring, and jeweled and enameled frames often add to the
design. In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, ladies "fancy work" included
the making of needlepoint and beaded bags, and illustrations and directions
could be found in ladies magazines of the time. These bags were also
imported from Europe, especially Austria.




PETIT POINT purse 9 inches long and 7-1/2" wide
across the frame. Beautiful garden motif with many flowers and wonderful
colors, the frame is multi-chrome enameling and the chain handle is decorated with glass beads.
Inside lining is intact and accented with braided trim. View
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AUSTRIA
petit point evening bag in a floral motif with
a central architectural cartouche and a pink and white enameled frame
accented with marcasites, 6-3/4" by 7-1/2". The lining is decorated
with tiny ribbon flower edging. This purse is pictured in can be seen in
Evelyn Haertig’s "More Beautiful Purses" on page 61, plate 41.
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REDISCH of NY 1930-40’s
petit point evening bag, black
enamel and sterling frame, pheasants and flowers motif, 6" by 6-1/4" . There
is one blue cabochon replaced on the clasp.
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NEEDLEPOINT
cream and brown striped mini purse with flowers, gold tone frame with blue
and yellow rhinestones, 5" by 4-1/2" with 10" handle. Enclosed hand written
note says, "Party bag Tante (Aunt) Margot made and gave me in Baden-Baden
1938". View
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BLACK petit point purse with
colorful floral and leaf motif, 7" by 8". The silver floral and scroll
embossed frame is intricate and lovely, with dolphin loops holding a 16"
double chain handle.
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View #P26687

NEEDLEPOINT tan and cream
needlepoint purse with floral medallion and rhinestone frame, 6-1/2" by 6" .
The beads on the handle may have been added later, 12".
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View #P26690


TIFFANY 1930-40’s
petit point evening bag, enameled and sterling metal filigree, frame floral still life motif, 5-3/4" by
8-1/3". View View
View #P20978

TAPESTRY, FABRIC & early
LEATHER
Fabric bodied purses were often coordinated with
richly jeweled and enameled frames. Some fabric used in these purses was
older fabric being re-used, and some was designed especially for purses.
Tapestry differs from needlepoint in that the stitches form the fabric,
instead of being worked into a base fabric or canvas.




VICTORIAN brown velvet purse with tambour work flower bouquet, pink and
green jeweled frame, 8"
by 8" body and 14" chain. See another tambour worked purse in Haertig’s "More Beautiful Purses" on page 69.
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View #P32281
TIFFANY attributed
( no signature) tapestry woven
diagonal pattern 5-1/3" by 6" bag with glass beaded fringe, slide-over
catch on a sterling frame. View
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View #P20979
VICTORIAN brown velvet purse with tiny cut steel beads in a regal griffon
and snakes motif, faceted steel brads on frame, 9-1/2" by 9" with a 32" chain handle.
See other cut steel purses in Haertig’s "More Beautiful Purses" on page
256-7. View
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View #P32280




PURSE Oriental gray purse with
soft coral, green, yellow and brown vases of flowers purse with butterscotch
and black frame, 8" by 9", and 14", handle shredding.
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PURSE
black silk purse with cross stitched flowers and rhinestone clip front
frame, 9" by 7", one tiny hold near top through one layer of fabric only.
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View #P26646

PURSE Asian motif purse with embroidered lady, butterfly and peonies, wear
on the figure of a lady, 7-3/4" by
5-3/4". View
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CHINESE evening bag, beautifully
colored embroidered silk
cell with a netsuke style clasp, 7-1/8".
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View #P20983

ASIAN bag, pattern silk
chatelaine with a celluloid dragon toggle, 5-1/3" by 3-1/2". View
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View #P20984

ASIAN bag, embroidered knots chatelaine with
celluloid dragon toggle, 5-1/2" by 3-1/2". View
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View #P20985




ASIAN embossed tinted leather
bag with
celluloid dragon toggle, 5-1/2" by 3-1/2". View
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Close up of dragon toggle.

ASIAN evening bag, colorful tooled
leather, celluloid elephants Mt Fuji. Measures 7-1/8" wide.
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View #P20980







VICTORIAN
black leather purse with gold tone scrolled frame and Art
Nouveau style lady center medallion, 6" by 6" with 10" handle, circa 1890.
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View #P26641

BLACK velvet 7" by
5-1/2" purse with silver cherubs, flowers, dolphins 6" by 2" frame and 3"
belt chatelaine with 3-1/2" chains, German, stamped 800 silver and dated
1880/90. . View
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View #P28879

ART NOUVEAU
leather purse, curved leather pouch with chased silver frame. View
View #P20964






DEUTZ brown wool 7-1/2" by 8"
purse with 2" wide gold tone frame, 2-3/4" detachable swan brooch, double
chain 10" handle. View
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View #P26705

ROSENFELT oval black suede bag
with a center painted medallion depicting 18th century style couple mounted
in an elaborate blue and turquoise enameled frame, 11" by 11", circa 1950. View
#P20991

ASIAN evening bag, processional on front,
8-1/3" by 6". View
View #P20981


ASIAN evening bag, 5-1/2" by 3-2/3" tooled
leather cloud & dragon motif.
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View #P20982

BEADED BAGS
Glass beads have decorated personal ornaments for
hundreds of years, and the range of colors and designs is almost infinite.
Floral, figural, scenic … all are collectible. Most glass beads came
from France, Italy, Czechoslovakia and Germany. Purses were made both
professionally and as a home craft.




VICTORIAN glass beaded bag reticule or purse featuring a figure, landscape and floral design,
6" by 8′ with 1" fringe and soft blue silk gather and drawstring.
The bottom section holds a tiny red house, a leafy tree and a female
character wearing a blue dress and a white apron. The roses and floral bands
are separated by sawtooth bands, and the bottom fringe is a multi-colored
bead twist. See other reticule purses in Haertig’s "More Beautiful
Purses" on pages 188. View
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View #P32282
VICTORIAN beaded purse with pink roses and floral wreath design on a
lavender and honey tan background, silver tone embossed frame with birds on
either side of a central cartouche, 10" by 7" with as is 2"
tassel, 24" chain. View
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View #P32279
VICTORIAN glass beaded purse with black background, golden medallions with
roses, grapes and flowers, body as is, body 6-3/4" by 6-3/4" with 2" fringe.
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View #P32283



BEADED 6-1/2" by 10-1/2"
purse with red and pink roses on a black background with green and golden
colored accents. Excellent condition
with no flaws or missing beads on the outside, but one 1-1/4"
straight slit in the
inside green lining. Handle is 16". Approximately 14 beads to the
inch.
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View #P22083

VICTORIAN Made in
Germany glass beaded leaf motif purse in gorgeous colors, 5" by 9-1/4".
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View #P28878

BEADED 6-3/4"
by 11-5/8" purse with richly colored Persian rug designs. The frame is a
fabulous black molded plastic cameo and flowers, and the handle is a layered
multi-colored 16" plastic chain. The inside lining is original but frayed. Approximately 17
beads to the inch.
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View #P20175



FRENCH multi colored glass beaded bag
wreath pattern, 12" by 8". Interior lining has ribbon flower
edging. View
#P20966

BEADED pouch purse with Christian imagery with a
romantic handwritten World War I note from a soldier at the front inside
dated 1918. This is 18 inches from top to bottom of fringe.
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#P20960

FRENCH pouch bag with sterling frame and
fine glass beads in purple grapes and vines motif on gold background, 7"
by 12", clasp has amethyst-colored cabochons.
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View #P20967




PURSE aqua and
silvery glass seed bead purse with loop closure handle, 5" body with 2-3/4"
tassel, 4" looped handle.
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View #P28606

PURSE cobalt
blue glass seed bead with black, brown, burgundy, sage and lavender
design drawstring purse, 7-1/2" by 10′ with 12" handle.
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View #P28607

PURSE brown glass
seed bead crocheted drawstring purse, 5-1/2" by 7-1/2" with 12" handles.
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View #P28608




Victorian lady with a beaded bag, an unusual accessory to able to see so
well in pictures of that time.
PURSE glass seed
beaded purse with a lovely peacock in a garden motif on both sides, lining
replaced, beautiful twisted fringe, 6-2/3" by 11" .
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PURSE Designs by Asly purse with purple, blue, green aurora borealis bugle beads in a peacock
feather design purse, silver tone and clear rhinestone frame 5-1/2", body 8" by 4-1/2", bottom fringe 4". It
is very unusual to see a peacock feather motif on a purse this shape, rather
than the more usual long rectangular purse.
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View #P32278


PURSE black
satin purse with sequins and artificial pearls, 5" by 3-1/2" by 1-1/2". The
double handle is 16" long. Inside are mirrors, powder rouge and lipstick
compartments, but no lipstick tube. View
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View #P17449


CUT STEEL BEADED BAGS
Shimmering subtle colors and intricate designs are the
hallmark of these wonderful purses. Made in both Europe and the United
States, they are usually framed in gilt base metal or plate. French cut
steel bags are particularly desirable.





STEEL
beaded purse with basket motif and jeweled and enameled frame set with aqua
cabochons and blue rhinestones. Purse body is 6-1/2" by 9". Lining is
intact though very slightly soiled, and is trimmed with ribbon flowers.
Included inside are a matching mirror and coin purse.
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#P20422

FRENCH glass beaded purse, pink
and golden, 6" by 11", covered mirror inside.
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View #P28877

MADE IN FRANCE labeled fine carpet pattern
aluminum beaded bag, early 20th century. The colors, design and
quality are wonderful. Measures 6-3/4" by 11-3/4". Two
bottom fringes are missing, and the inside lining is shredded.
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View #P20965




FRENCH DECO gold and silver colored cut
steel beaded bag with an amber stone clasp accented with topaz-colored
rhinestones, 6" by 8-1/4" with a delicate pink lining. The
geometric bottom enhances the overall design of the purse. A
design very similar to this can be seen in Evelyn Haertig’s "More
Beautiful Purses" on page 247, top left. View
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View #P20968


STEEL BEADED
handbag with subtle metallic coloring, 5-1/2" by 9-1/2".
Soft sage green lining is intact
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#P16678

CUT STEEL beaded
carpet pattern bag with lovely fringed bottom, 8-1/2" by 4-3/4", no lining
and reinforcing stitching on the inside at each corner (see pictures). A
design very similar to this can be seen in Evelyn Haertig’s "More
Beautiful Purses" on page 247
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View #P25905



PURSE
cut steel bead purse with double chain strap, 5-1/4" by 7".
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#P28491

FRENCH steel cut beaded carpet
pattern bag, 4" by 6-2/3". View
View #P20970


PURSE
steel metallic beaded purse in silver and gold beads with green
accents, lining as is, 4-1/2 by 6-1/2".
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CHATELAINE PURSE
Marked "F&N Co" inside., with a silver plated frame,
silver faceted beads and a leather back, originally worn on a chatelaine,
circa 1900, 5" by 8". A purse almost identical to this can be seen in
Roseann Ettinger’s "Handbags" on page 32 and in Evelyn Haertig’s
"More Beautiful Purses" on page 136.
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View #P20992


GORHAM
sterling purse chatelaine, 2-1/8".
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PURSE Art Nouveau
frame circa 1900 steel cut bead round purse with fringe as is, 6-1/2" with 6" chain, lady
face belt chatelaine, 2". A similar purse can be seen in Roseann Ettinger’s "Handbags" on page 32 and in Evelyn Haertig’s
"More Beautiful Purses" on page 136.
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View #P28603




VICTORIAN ladies and
chatelaine their
purses. View

FRENCH cut steel square pouch with basket design,
geometric and lattice border. View #P20969

LADY with wide brimmed hat, umbrella and purse.


MISER’S BAGS
The miser’s purse was in style in the mid to late
1800’s. Carried by both men and women to contain money, they were flipped
over a belt, held in the hand, or kept in a pocket. The metal rings push
down to contain the coins, which were inserted into a small slit opening at
the middle of the bag. These purses were usually either knitted or
crocheted, and were often hand made from patterns found in
the magazines of the time.




BEADED
miser’s purse, knitted green and tan
stripes with cut steel bead work and enameled decorative capped ends. View
#P20957

BEADED miser’s purse, knitted
ivory color cut steel bead work and fringe. The different fringes on each end made it easier
to determine which end of the bag held which items. #P20958

KNITTED
miser’s purse, red, brown & green knit . #P20959


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