Well this is just about the most elegant thing I have found at an estate sale, this piece just blows me away in it's beauty. It's finely beaded in a beautiful art-deco pattern, the inside is silk and has a tag which may say "made in germany" but I'm not certain. The clasp has a red stone which I would like to think are rubies and an incredible sterling silver handle. This piece is in INCREDIBLE condition for it's age. I would say Victorian but I'm not a professional.