Antique ivory linen purse has hand embroidered flowers incorporating eyelet work. The purse is flat and the edge is scalloped and finished in buttonhole stitch. You could only put something very light in in, such as a hankie or tickets. Closes with a flap which buttons with a loop and ceramic button. Silk ribbon strap. Handmade. Late 19th-early 20th century.
18 x 18 cm (7")
Strap drop 42 cm (16.5")
Good. There is a small hole in the front - 5 x 3 mm. I have replaced the original ribbon with new silk ribbon.