A collection of evening bags and purses,
to include; a Victorian reticule worked in beaded knitting with two trailing floral bands and a segmented pattern at the bottom of the bag containg a pansy motif and finished at the top with a cord through bone rings, 18 x 22cm (s.d.) A reticule worked in beaded knitting with a wide floral band and a scene showing a dog beside a tomb marked "S", the bottom edge with looped beaded fringing, fully lined with white leather, 13 x 13cm (bag is missing top drawstring section but beaded area is complete)(s.d) A reticule worked in beaded knitting with double floral sawg border and overall spot motif, fastened at the top with a cord through mother of pearl rings, 16 x 13cm (s.d) A Victorian bag with an ornate meatl clasp in the form of scalloped shells and scrolls worked in beaded knitting in a wide floral band with spot flower motifs and a foliate band, chain handle, fully lined with pink silk fabric, 14 x 14cm (s.d) A beaded bag with a plain metal clasp worked with beads embroidered onto fabric in a stylized floral spray, chain handle and fully lined, 13.5 x 15cm(s.d.) A 19th Century purse with ornate gilt metal clasp worked entirely in beads embroidered onto net with a repeated half drop motif and star decoration with a metal beaded tassel at the bottom, lined in silk, 7 x 8cm (s.d.) A 19th Century purse with an ornate metal clasp in the form of seahorses at each end, worked in beaded knitting with a floral band and repeated boteh and a beaded ball at the bottom for detail, fully lined with blue silk, 8 x 11cm and a 19th Century purse with a pierced metal clasp, worked entirely in beaded knitting with a wide floral band and repeated boteh with a beaded flap at the bottom, 8 x 9cm (s.d.).
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