Beautiful little handmade drawstring purse or evening bag worked in very fine Irish crochet. Central bow motif with three dimensional flowers. The twisted cord drawstring runs through crocheted loops. The back is a plain crocheted mesh. A very fine picot edge is worked all the way around. Crochet is cotton and the lining is silk. Color is antique ivory. Late 19th-early 20th century.
18.5 x 15 x 3 cm (7.25 x 6 x 1.2")
Good. There are a few mends to the lace which are not at all noticeable, a couple of tiny spots, and several holes in the silk lining, as shown.