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Austrian Figural Scenic Petit Point Purse by Jolles Originals

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This is the most unusual Jolles Original petit point purse that I have come across in well over a decade, elaborately hand made in Austria during the 1930 era.

Made in Austrian for Jolles Originals petit point purse 

This eye-catching micro petit point purse really caught my attention when it came up for bidding at a recent auction. I knew immediately that it was very unique and special.


Jolles Austrian 1930 petit point purse  Hade made in Austria designer petit point purse

This purse was extremely difficult to photograph but I was able to capture it's true nature for you and I've included as many photos as I could accurately portray. This 1930's micro petit point purse has 2 figural scenes, one on each side of the purse. I have seen a lot of Jolles purses through the decades but never one as captivating and interesting as this. Hand made in Austria with approx. 40 stitches to the inch or 1600 stitches to the square inch and it is in divine condition, professionally cleaned and suffers no real issues, wear or tear, just very wee signs of any aging, usage or discolor. Both sides offer tranquil scenes with lots of people enjoying a pleasant afternoon outdoors. The background shows a country landscape and the foreground has an intricate design of nature blended with architectural urns and columns. The scenes are bordered with extravagant Nouveau designs and roses, all on a narrow jet black outer background.


The most intriguing aspect of this purse is the choice of colors. It is intended to give the effect of a monochrome appearance, using various tones and shadings from the same color groupings. This includes the use of several shades of tan, beige and ivory, as well as grays and a deep brown chocolate tone. From a distance, the blend of these colors seems to offer the illusion of an almost pink and a pale sage green. But under magnification, these colors are not there. The darkest color looks like a deep chocolate brown to the eye but when examined under a magnifier, it almost looks like a deep plum purple. This purse offers a sense of fascination and elegance that I rarely see on other Jolles petit point purses.


The golden brassy toned frame is still quite nice, does not compete with the purse for attention, maintains proper brightness and has a brushed satin finish. The clasp is a pull back to open type and the frame closes with a gentle snap. The chain handle is original and all structural elements of the purse are in proper working order. The purse is completely and securely attached to the frame as it should be. You will notice is the photo of the lining, on the upper right corner, there is a bit of the cording that is showing but it is not loose or coming away, I have tried to move it and it will not budge in any direction, it is in the same position as when the purse was created. This purse is snugly in it's frame.


The purse is pulled together with a lush outer border of roses and the piping is in very good condition. There may be the slightest rubbing on the bottom corners of the purse but it is almost unrecognizable, I am being very picky and want to notice anything and everything for you. The lovely satin lining is in very acceptable condition, with dual pockets and the original Jolles designer label is present. The interior suffers no damages and wee, very tiny signs of usage, barely any. This petit point purse measures 8 inches across the frame by 6 inches from the top of the clasp to the bottom and the side gusset is of an inch in depth. The serpentine style carry handle drops the purse by 7 inches. If you would like to add this charming and sophisticated Austrian Jolles Original petit point purse to your cherished wardrobe accessories, please let me know and I will place it aside for you before it is gone. I'm not likely to see another like this one again soon.


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