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REALLY LOVELY SILVER PURSE FROM 1886 FOR YOUR
Here we have a rather lovely small Silver
Purse. Silver purses of this size are not easy to find - particularly
from a date as early as 1886. This one is in really good original
condition. The decoration to the front is so crisp and has not been
polished away. Nice to find that the original owner`s initials are
inscribed on the back of the purse - these look to be D M L, in a very
pretty script. Have you got a special doll needing a good accessory
and her name begins with D or M perhaps? Perhaps you have three dolls
one with a name beginning with D, another M and another L - and they could
alternate holding the purse in your display..... It is clearly
hallmarked in Birmingham, 1886, and the silversmith was possibly Joseph
Whitten. The hallmark includes the head of Queen Victoria, which is
always nice to see.
The purse retains it`s original lining in
corded navy blue fabric, and there are 3 sections inside. It
is in lovely condition for a silver item of 135 years old! There
are a couple of minor dents to the back of the purse - but that is all I
can see, and they do not detract from this lovely item. It
measures about 2 inches across by between 1.5 and 1.75 inches deep and
clips shut securely. From the base to the bottom of the finger
ring where it joins onto the silver chain is about 3.5 inches - so just
a perfect little size. Another sign of it`s quality is the full
length hinge at the base of the purse. It looks good with a
variety of doll sizes - and suits waxes and bisque dolls.
is a lovely item at a very reasonable price, to do contact me if you
have any queries or wish to purchase.
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THIS LOVELY 1886 SILVER PURSE is SOLD