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    LEATHER RETICULE, 1790-1810

    Gents 18th C


    Created by Theodore Fester in 1855, the gold-and-silver-setting rose has about 250 carats of diamonds and was created for Princess Mathilde Bonaparte, Napoleon's niece. She owned one of Paris' most distinguished literary and artistic salons. When she died in 1904, the piece was auctioned and eventually sold by Cartier to Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt III, of the railroad Vanderbilts, who wore it at the waist or bodice for portraits and other formal occasions in her role as “Queen of Society.”


    Art Nouveau leather, gold and gem-set ladies evening purse Lacloche Frs. c1905 Frs. Lacloche The detailed leather bag designed as an Owl with textured detailing back and front and set with banded agate-eyes within a ruby surround and diamond-set beak and claws

    Embroidered Velvet Reticule, C. 1820, Augusta Auctions

    Nouveau framed and beaded purse c. 1920-1925

    Three French Empire parures, c. 1810. The first has a pendant, 4 brooches, and 4 necklaces. The second has 4 necklaces and 3 brooches. The third has 5 brooches, a pair of earrings, and a Peigne Josephine.

    Tamil Nadu, South India | 22kt Gold bracelet. ca. Beginning of the 1900s.

    Embroidered silk reticule. French, c. 1800. Women’s dresses of the early nineteenth century were too simple and lightweight to have pockets; consequently, charmingly-embellished bags became indispensable accessories. This reticule was made from an eighteenth-century man’s waistcoat. Elaborate waistcoats had gone out of fashion, but the one used here had been saved, probably because of its striking embroidery. --Fashion Museum FIT NY

    Two Sprigged Mull Dresses, 1800-1810, Augusta Auctions, November 12, 2014



    ca. 1797 This pair of protective overshoes, or toe-pieces, has a design of cut and punched leather. The effect is reminiscent of the slashed leather styles that were favoured in the 1530s and 1540s. The spring loop at the back would fit tightly over the small 'Italian' heel to hold the shoes in place. Victoria & Albert Museum.

    vintage 70s triangle leather and straw tote

    Bag (Chatelaine)

    bohemian chic oversized clutch #boho #accessories Cannadagoose JACKETS is on clearance sale, the world lowest price. --The best Christmas gift $169

    Fan - 1920's - by Tiffany & Co. (1837-present) - Silk - The Metropolitan Museum of Art- @~ Mlle

    Reticule c. 1810-1825, Met. I love these hard bottomed reticules.

    Late 1790's