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An early 20th century gem-set evening handbag attributed to Van Cleef & Arpels. The gold textile rectangular bag, embroidered with a quatrefoil lattice design and floral motifs in gold and silver metallic thread, set with amethyst and garnet beads, the press stud fastening opening to reveal a satin lined interior with three main compartments. Measuring 3 by 12.5 by 20cms.
Overall fair to good condition for the age of the piece, with some minor wear to the fabric along parts of the edges. There are seven garnets missing. Natural inclusions visible to most stones, with minor to moderate surface scratches/nicks to many. The press stud fastener is in working order. The interior satin lining is clean with just a couple very small marks, and a few small pulls to the satin, these are not easily noticeable. There is no Van Cleef and Arpels stamp to this bag, this may be due to it possibly being a commissioned piece or to it being professionally re-lined. Condition reports are offered as a guide only and we highly recommend inspecting any lot to satisfy yourself as to its condition.
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An early 20th century gem-set evening handbag

Estimate £200 - £300Nov 20, 2017
Starting Price £200
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Ships fromBirmingham, United Kingdom


Birmingham, UK
Auction Curated By:
Sophie Higgs
The Designer Collection