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    Date Made: 1910 Description: Purse; beaded, multi-colored abstract floral design with red and gold circle motifs at top. Seed beads completely cover black net lace. Floral design in blue, lavender, and gold on a black and brown ground. Alternating red and gold circles on a navy blue ground border top. Circles in blue and lavender are incomplete as they are folded over top edge. Handle is fully beaded as well. Purse is lined in navy blue silk. Two small snaps secure closure.

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Date Made: 1915-1920 Description: Purse; beaded rose and geometric designs in black, clear, red, pink, and green, drawstring. Black and clear ground with Greek key and fan shaped motif. A swag of roses arches above fan motif, overlaying Greek key border. Two additional roses at base of fan shape. Purse is completely beaded except for the black crocheted top through which the black cord drawstring is inserted. Small ball and beaded tassel at bottom edge of purse. Lined in navy blue cotton.

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Circa 1900 Micro Beaded Handbag with aqua blue and silver & black ground is decorated with both opaque and transparent glass seed beads in highly contrasted shades of green leaves, and flowers in two color palettes -vibrant clover amber, yellow and copper & opaque and shimmering pink, cherry red and pearlescent white. Fringed descends in color from anthracite to copper, to aqua to clover amber.

Date Made: 1890-1895 Description: Purse; black with painted daisy bouquet, drawstring. Black fabric purse with painted daisy bouquet on front. Black cord drawstring inserted through yellow crocheted rings sewn near top edge. Lined in yellow fabric.