This little purse was bought in Austria and we feel it to be Wiener Werkstatte. More than 80 designers contributed to the WWs output over thirty years and there was a huge range in designs. The WW had a number of shops not only in Austria.
The beaded purse with a stylish design of varying width diagonals, red, blue, brown , some of the veritcal with stylised rust flowerheads, the lines interspersed with shaded green leaves, all with a gold beaded ground, the top with crochet taupe coloured cotton, a twisted green cord with knotted ends.
4 in; 10 cm long
Excellent. The cord is later and needs to be removed and replaced with a more sympathetic example.
Wiener Werkstatte : Design in Vienna 1903-1932 by Werner J Schweger. Thames and Hudson 1985
Textiles of the Wieiner Werkstatte 1910-1932 by Angela Volker. Rizzoli New York 1994
Wonderful Wiener Werkstatte : Design in Vienna 1903-1932 by Christian Brandstatter. Thames and Hudson 2003
Price: on request
Ref N°: 760
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