& 77.13 East Room. Pair of Beaded Handbags: 15 x 14cm and 16.5 x 14.6cm;
Comb and Hat Pin.
This pair of heavily encrusted beaded handbags
are representative of turn of the century style. The bag on the left
is fashioned in a pouch style with a substantial zipper closing across
the top. The purse measures 15 x 14cm and is silk lined.
The floral beaded bag measures 16.5 x 14.6cm. Its somewhat tapered shape
is finished with a metal clasp closure and chain. Like the street scene
bag, it too is lined in olive silk.
hair comb is tortoise shell topped by silver plate. The traditional
hatpin is also topped by a ball of silver plate.
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