Vintage Sterling Silver Tiffany & Co. Bean Clutch Purse designed by Elsa Peretti with black leather lining and push-lock closure. Includes dust bag. Current Tiffany Retail: $2,200.00.. The bean represents the origin of all things. Purse in sterling silver. 6.5"W x 1.5"D x 3.5"H. Original Bean design copyrighted by Elsa Peretti. Weight 8.8 oz. PROVENANCE: A Central Park West / Hamptons NY Private Estate. Elsa Peretti gave sterling silver its exalted place in the world of fine jewelry. When Tiffany first introduced her silver jewelry, it was an unprecedented move that sparked a style revolution. When Florence-born Elsa Peretti joined Tiffany in 1974, her organic, sensual forms revolutionized jewelry design and seduced the world. A masterful artisan, Peretti explores nature with the acumen of a scientist and the vision of a sculptor. She allows us to see such forms as the bean, the apple and the snake in intriguing and beautiful new ways.