Early 19th Century Beaded Handbag with African Scene | eBay

Wilmaaaa

Wilmaaaa

2015-07-06 14:03:46

Cool early 19th century beaded handbag on eBay. £395 buy it now price seems a bit steep as there's considerable damage to the bottom. Anyone got any info?
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LadyTravis

2015-07-06 14:03:46

This is a really intriguing piece. I disagree with the lot listing: my guess would be that it was hand-made by someone working on a plantation in their spare time, either as a hobby or for money (whether to be sold or worn is anyone's guess). I don't think a plantation owner's wife would have worn this but maybe I'm completely wrong.

Wilmaaaa

Crazy Suze

2015-07-06 14:03:46

I have never seen anything like it anywhere, which probably means you should snap it up.

Wilmaaaa

CarlaLovesHandbags

2015-07-06 14:03:46

This is not a fashion thing - it's a history thing.

Wilmaaaa

LadyTravis

2015-07-06 14:03:46

Unless...it was made in Africa, in which case they're probably kinda common. I just do not know.

Wilmaaaa

Wilmaaaa

2015-07-06 14:03:46

Haha, more confused than ever! Might ask the seller a few questions...




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