Beaded and Embroidered Purses, Including Gorham

American and Continental, early 20th century. An assembled group of five purses, including a beaded purse with garden scene and sterling silver clasp by Gorham, marked on interior clasp, a floral embroidered purse by Fratelli Coppini with reticulated putti and grapevine motif on clasp, marked Made in Italy 800 F Coppini on clasp, a beaded purse by Walborg with tag on interior reading Made in Belgium by hand / Walborg, a floral embroidered purse with metal clasp marked Made in France, and a small needlework purse with metal clasp and floral decorations, unmarked; Gorham purse ht. 12, wd. 8 in. 


Some loose threads and beads. Walborg purse has a couple pieces of old tape on one side. Gorham purse has some repairs on bottom fringe (some beads different color), a couple of spots with loose threads on the fringe, three spots of loose threads on one side of purse (near bottom), one side of clasp at end where it meets the purse has some thread showing (possible repair), on interior a few small spots of tearing on lining and some small stains. 

Estimate: $200 - $400
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium

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