Plateau Pictoral Bag
This is a very large artistic pictorial Plateau bag from the 1930's. This is a period when we see a few examples which move away from the static figure with or without unrelated floral elements which dominated the designs of pictorial bags from the 1890's through the 1920's. These few more adventuresome bags put the figures, as in this bag, in a geographical context with a fully realized background. I don't think this style lasted very long as I have seen very few but when they are well done, as this one is, they are quite wonderful pieces.
W.15 ¼" : H. 17 ¾"