Antique "Tiffany gold purse" made of thousands of tiny beads woven into an intricate Art Nouveau pattern. The clasp is mounted with 2 cabochon sapphires. The clasp and frame on this Tiffany beaded bag are 14K yellow gold and were undoubtedly hand chased by one of Tiffany's master engravers. The beadwork design echos the engraving design. Watered silk lining with mirror pocket.
Tiffany beaded bag on 14K frame
Cotton & Lace Tea Gown, c. 1905
Callot Soeurs, ca. 1926. Silk, silk and metallic lace, and imitation pearls and opals. Indianapolis Museum of Art: "Irises and water avens adorn this elegant dress. Embroidered layers of soft, sheer, exotic fabrics combined with a large bejeweled ornament in the center typify dresses of the flapper era. ... Callot Soeurs in Paris was famous for the use of exotic fabrics, antique laces, lavish beading and delicate embroideries."
Callot Soeurs, ca. 1926. Silk, silk and metallic lace, and imitation pearls and opals. Indianapolis Museum of Art.....absolutely love this....
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