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Austrian? Beaded Purse
Early 19th c

A very unusual gentleman's beaded miser's purse, with bird above a flag embossed with a red cross.


The khaki silk knitted purse with central slit and double black metal closure rings, the ends with a outstretched flag with a red cross surmounted by a bird with outstretched wings, all in red, white, orange, brown and black clear and opaque beading, embellished with cut steel beads, the ends with looped fringe in cut steel beads, the reverse similar.

13 in; 34 cm


Very good. Interior is silk is damaged

Price: £120 | $150 | €140

Ref N°: 8887