Evening bag

Production date
Circa 1900
Description
An exquisite small women's accessory bag, likely worn on the wrist or from the waist. Dated early 1900s and made in France.

The purse frame is made of a gold colour metal alloy, the inset is striking with a pink imitation marbled gemstone and gold metal alloy floral design filigree work decoration.
It is suspended on a chain of gold metal alloy.

The unique feature is the gunmetal woven mesh bag. The mesh has a pattern of
silver grey chevron or diamond design and the diamond pattern extends to the gold metal "drops" suspended from each side and central point.
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Media/Materials
Evening bag, gold colour metal alloy, inset is pink imitation marbled gemstone and gold metal alloy floral design filigree work
Measurements
155 x 100mm bag length x width
305mm length incl. chain
Production place
Collection
Department Collection Type
Object type
Credit line
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
1983/16/27

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