Hello! I used to deal in vintage clothing and am mostly "retired" from ebay now. However, I couldn't resist picking this item up. It's in such pristine condition that I can't help questioning it's authenticity! It is hand crocheted and hand-beaded. The beads are faceted steel. Are miser's purses of this quality being reproduced now? If it IS antique, will the fact that it has a gentleman's name worked into it be a detriment? A search of completeds shows that these don't go for great $$ amounts but it's a fascinating item. I'll use several posts to attach a total of five photos.
VINTAGE~ dating from the past. * VENDEUSE~ a saleswoman in the fashion industry.