#635 - Jeweled Scenic Castle Purse

Every time my father sees this purse he claims it is Villa Maria Taglioni on Lake Como, Italy. Having seen pictures of the 19th century palace I think he could be right. Same design on both sides of purse. The bag is bead knitted with tiny micro seed beads (I counted 420 to the square inch.)  Beadwork is in fabulous condition with no holes and no missing beads. The jeweled frame is set with stones that perfectly complement the beadwork. Click on the picture to the left to see a close up. Chain alternates with little floral links.  Newer silk lining with floral trim.  Measures 7" wide by 10" long.  Chain adds another 7 1/2".