Bling! : Excessive Accessories: Green with Envy
Object Name:
Purse
Object ID:
5189-36
Year Range from:
1900
Year Range to:
1910
Owned:
Holmes, Edith P. (Mrs. Arthur)
Used:
Oshkosh
Made:
Holmes, Helen
Description:
Handmade beaded purse with base of green velvet covered with tiny strands of silver cut-steel beads; the bottom edge and one each end of the top clasp are twisted strands of the silver cut-steel beads; center of front has a heavily beaded butterfly of tiny metallic beads with wings mainly red and green beads and center body of gold and orange beads, added accents in iridescent black/purple and gold beads; top clasp of silver metal and silver chain link handle with tiny silk ribbon and gold metallic thread woven between links.

Purse made by Helen Holmes of Oshkosh
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