Corsets and textiles
Hjem-Museum / Clothing and Accessories-Purses and handbags, sunglasses with box, glovers, belts and parasols-Before 1840-xxM345M c1820 AMAZING ORIENTAL INSPIRED SILK RETICULE x


Amazing c.1820 Oriental Inspired Silk Reticule

 with Hand Embroidery and Crochet 


Striking antique Regency purse or reticule, completely hand stitched from light moss green silk with detailed and intricate embroidered floral and oriental inspired motifs design.

The craftmanship and quality are amazing! The purse is completely embroidered in silk gold, silver and pink silk threads highlighted with more gold gild thread and tassles.

Each side is different: one depicts an embroidered star like shaped form with an oriental letter/symbol in dark pink in the middle, surrounded by tiny flowers and two half moons in gold and silver; the other side is a star like shaped form embroidered and crocheted in silver and gold, surrounded by tiny pink flowers and two half moons in gold and silver. 

The upper part of both sides shows arabic inspired motifs or letters in silver thread over a gold crocheted surface.

The purse is completely edged of a knitted gold motif. 

The purse has two metallic gold cord ties with hand produced tassles and metal rings. There are tassles also at the botton.

During the Regency era was very fashionable to wear East inspired items, due to the influence of Napoleon's expeditions. 

Condition: Excellent! The purse is Strong and Clean. No rips or holes. No silk loss, no damage to the embroidery. The only sign of age being very few faint light brown spots to the cream silk lining fabric.

Measures: 10" Long and 7" Wide.  L

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