Visual display of the White beaded evening bag with tambour embroidery

White beaded evening bag with tambour embroidery

  • ca. 1957-ca. 1969
  • White beaded evening bag decorated with tambour embroidered flowers on both sides in soft hues of pink, coral, orchid, yellow, blue, magenta and green. The top of the frame is heavily beaded with the white seed beads and pink, magenta and yellow flowers and has a beaded pendant flip-up clasp. The same colors are repeated in the clasp. The bag has cream silk lining with one pocket and a label that reads, "Made in France, Hand Made." Bag measures 9" x 5-1/2" with a 5" drop down snake chain. The photograph of the lady with the purse on her arm is the collectorʼs aunt, Sally Bayer of Shreveport, La., at her grandsonʼs wedding. The bag was a gift from her sister, Ruth Dawe, who often traveled in Europe.
  • From the private collection of Dovie Horvitz (2010.61.43a).