Art Deco silk handbag with celluloid "cicada" clasp and frame, France 1920s For Sale
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Art Deco silk handbag with celluloid "cicada" clasp and frame, France 1920s


A most charming and most unusual handbag, with a beautiful hand painted 'cicada' sitting atop the frame, and silk fabric making the bag, in oyster with tangerine, cerulean and black decorations. It is also lined in cream silk with silk flower decoration. The handle/strap is of celluloid links. The bag itself is piped in cream silk, and the frame decorated with grey silk 'feathering' brocade. As stated elsewhere in this listing, both the frame and the fabric are original, from the 1920s, although very thoughtfully and carefully put together more recently.


  • In the Style Of
    Art Deco
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Material Notes
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    The bag weighs 94 grams.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 7.50 in. x D 1.2 in. x Dm 7.75 in.H 19.05 cm x D 3.05 cm x Dm 19.69 cm
  • Length
    7.75 in. (19.69 cm)
  • Diameter
    7.75 in. (19.69 cm)
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Seller Reference Number
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Located in London, GB
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