Victorian Hand-Beaded Reticule Evening Bag 1870s


A Victorian gold-washed expandable hand-beaded reticule evening bag from around the 1870s.

A hinged oval lid embellished with a bezel-set green-swirled Peking glass cabochon secures an expandable accordion band; from this is suspended a pleated intricately-woven chamber of amber seed beads, finished at the bottom with a thick tassel of looped seed beads. An etched ring chain attached to the accordion with large o-rings comprises the handle.

An upper-class Victorian lady would have dangled this from her gloved hand as she attended her evening's entertainments. It is extremely rare to find one of these as unblemished and intact as this one is. It will make an elegant and singular addition to your most gracious evening wear!


  • Dimensions: 9.5"L x 2.25"W (closed); chain handle, 12"L; top, 1.25"L x 2.25"W
  • gold washed
  • 1870’s
  • Impeccable condition
  • item is pre-owned



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