Vintage Art Deco Era Handmade Chinese Silk Embroidered Evening Purse Clutch 1925 For Sale
For Your Consideration
An Antique/Vintage Art Deco Era Handmade Chinese Silk Embroidered Purse / Clutch dated to around 1925/1930
Please note that purses are not my strong suit, so bear with me while I do my best to describe this purse. It is made of a metal (brass?) frame and a leather core. The outside of the purse is hand embroidered (probably in China) with silk threads in the Chinese style. The embroidery shows a couple in Chinese dress in a garden surrounded by flowers. The inside is lined with cream coloured satin. The front is embroidered with wire coils (I think these are also called silver and gold bullion) and shows a peacock, flowers and foliage. The reverse shows as simple flower and foliage. The purse does not have a handle per se, but a small embroidered strip on a leather base on the back, where it can be held. The interior has a main compartment and a smaller compartment that contains a small English-made pencil. The clutch closes with snap closure. Such purses with Chinese motives were very popular in the 1920s. The colour of the purse is a warm beige (not quite like the photos, more beige). The purse measures ca. 5.5" high and 9.25" wide at the widest point. The purse in good condition, with some wear on the embroidery, particularly on the bodies and faces of the figures (see photos). I also noticed ca. 8 small darker brown spots on the back (around the lower end of the handle) and the lining is a little soiled. Otherwise, the purse is fine.
Packaging and postage via Airmail to the UK will cost £3.50, within Europe via Airmail £3.50 (ca. 4.00 Euro), overseas via Airmail £3.60 (ca. US$5.50). Please note that all items above £20 will be sent via Registered Mail. This would cost an extra £4.00 (4,60 Euro, US$6.20). ALL ITEMS SHIPPING TO CHINA, REGARDLESS OF THEIR VALUE, WILL BE SHIPPED VIA REGISTERED AND TRACKED AIRMAIL. NO EXCEPTIONS! THIS WILL COST £4.00 (4,60 Euro, US$6.20) ON TOP OF THE REGULAR AIRMAIL SHIPPING COST. I will gladly combine items for shipping (but I require payment before items can be held back for combined shipping). I always refund excess shipping costs.
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Terms & Conditions
Payment is to be made within 3 days of the sale. All sales are final! I will not issue refunds or accept returns
because a buyer claims not to have read/understood the description! I
go to great lengths to describe my items in as much detail as
possible/necessary to give the buyer an idea of the condition. It is the
buyers responsibility to read the description, view the images and ask
questions BEFORE the sale ends! A
foreign language is not accepted as an excuse! I speak several European
languages, so please feel free to ask questions in your language. Please
remember that your offer is a contract. will be notified about
non-paying buyers and they will be blocked from offerding on any of my
future items. Please note that all items above £20 will be sent via Registered Mail.
Returns are only accepted in cases where the item was found to be grossly misrepresented. Items must be returned within 3 days of receipt.
Please, do not hesitate to email me with any questions or for more photos.
/>On 13-Jul-13 at 10:39:08 BST, seller added the following information:
CORRECTION! THE FRONT AND BACK IS EMBROIDERED WITH SMALL CHAINS, NOT WIRE COILS (BULLION) AND THERE IS NO PEACOCK SHOWN ON THE PURSE (THAT WAS A DIFFERENT PURSE I SOLD SEVERAL WEEKS AGO). SINCERE APOLOGIES FOR THE OVERSIGHT.
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Vintage Art Deco Era Handmade Chinese Silk Embroidered Evening Purse Clutch 1925: $51