H87.11.21

purse (beaded bag). Description: large black beaded purse; background is of black beads with intermittent red beads; pattern is of roses, calla lilies, and blue flowers, with leaves, in red, pink, green, blue, white, yellow, and brown beads; pattern is same on both back and front; clasp and chain are "silver" metal, chain is double-looped, and attached to bag "kitty-corner"; clasp is made to resemble basketwork, with a human figure atop a pedestal of floral sprays; clasp has "800" stamped on one side of the top; interior is sky-blue silk damask, patterned with stylized flower, has a pocket on both sides with gathered tops. Dimensions: 7 3/8" x 11-1/4"; full length of chain is 24" (12" doubled). History: Belonged to Mrs. William E. Dargie (nee Ermina Peralta). The frame is sterling silver, could be silver plated. (Joan Severa, 3/7/1994)

Used: adult | Female | Evening | Ermina Peralta Dargie

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