#2429   Pettipoint Bag   
c. 1940


Brass repousse frame set with mother of pearl and marcasite, multi-colored wool embroidery floss, canvas cloth, pink satin lining with 3 pockets.

Condition: Perfect. Brass chain may not be original to bag; small darker pink stain in lining.

Measurements: Ht, 7"; Wd, 9.25".

Comments: Identical 18th century scene on front and back of this wonderful pettipoint bag. Set in a woodland glade, an elegant suitor, accompanied by a lute player, sings to three beautiful women. The finely worked figural scene is set in a scrolling frame filled with roses, ribbons and lattice. The magnificent workmanship, unusually large size and perfect condition make this bag a rare find.