Bead Knitted Pouch w Victorian Bodice Clip

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This pouch was knit with 6,000+ antique seed beads harvested from a Victorian lamp. The beads are variegated from the palest greens to dark teal. The beads were all hand painted and well over 100 years old. The strap on this pouch is a mix of seed beads, fresh water pearls, sapphires, rubies, emeralds and other semi-precious gem stones. The fold over flap is embellished with one of a pair of Victorian bodice clips with prong set crystals. The piece is sterling silver and signed on the back by the maker. The pouch itself was knit using Spanish made Finca perle cotton in size #8. It measures nearly 6 inches across at it belled bottom and in 4 and a half inches high. The strap measures 36 inches. This pouch is still available for sale.
Approximate Price/Value: $1000