Ball shaped silver bag with numerous flower headed small spikes protruding from core, with a chain silver handle. The interior of handbag is a silk/metallic organza fabric with maker's mark label.
Materials and techniques
The shell of the bag is made from blocking net moulded over a plastic dome, the net is then hardened with dipping lacquer. The blocking net domes are covered with silk/metal organza which is sewn on. The frame is wrought from wire. The seed heads are castings, all the metal parts are sterling silver which has been lacquered (cellulose) to prevent tarnishing. The bag is lined with silk/metalic organza. The frame and seed heads are sewn on to the fabric domes.