Antique Cut Steel Beaded Purse Red Cardinal Birds Motif Victorian Handmade Downton
Beautiful antique handmade Victorian era purse of silver, red, green, and copper cut steel beads, that features 2 red birds, most likely cardinals, on the branches of a flowering tree. It is the same on both sides. The beaded purse in perfect condition, but needs a new lining. The silk one that is inside is shot.
It measures 8" long, plus 1 1/4" of fringe. It is 5 3/4" wide and it has a drawstring top, the strings are straps made of the beads. A rare historical beauty, worthy of a Downton Abbey scene!