Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Reticule past and present

Vintage items for the lady.
This sweet little reticule belonged to one of the Moran ladies as did the glove, the marcasite arrow pin and the hairpin on the far left..  There's something about the delicate purse and other items that makes me believe that they were the property of Sophia Riley Gunn Moran.

I was struck by the resemblance of the Moran purse and the one which is currently for sale on Amazon and is billed as an "antique beaded handbag."  Surely they should say it's "in the style of" or is a remake of an antique handbag?
Sophia Riley Gunn Moran


Available on Amazon.com


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