French ladies coin purse in tortoiseshell and silver

$385.00

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Description

French ladies coin purse in tortoiseshell and silver. Item 4783.This lovely French ladies coin purse has its outer formed from tortoiseshell and and it is decorated with a silver panel inside a looped belt and a very pretty clasp. The silver panel would be for the owner to get her initials engraved on. It is blank at the moment. Inside it is lined with a blue watered, or moire silk and there are four compartments. The larger ones at the end would have probably been for notes or calling, or visiting cards, and the two central ones for coins. The locking panel on the central compartment has the word BREVETE stamped on it and below that are more initials that would have been the makers mark. They haven’t been particularly well struck and are hard to read. In this sense the French word Brevete means protected or patented. It measures 80 mm (2 and 3/8ths inches) in length, 45 mm (1.75 inches) wide and 22 mm (.75 of an inch) thick. There is a very small chip to the tortoiseshell near the hinge and the inside has seen use, but with the silk still intact. Overall it is in very good condition. C 1860.

French ladies coin purse in tortoiseshell and silver
French ladies coin purse in tortoiseshell and silver
French ladies coin purse in tortoiseshell and silver
French ladies coin purse in tortoiseshell and silver
French ladies coin purse in tortoiseshell and silver
French ladies coin purse in tortoiseshell and silver
French ladies coin purse in tortoiseshell and silver
French ladies coin purse in tortoiseshell and silver
French ladies coin purse in tortoiseshell and silver
French ladies coin purse in tortoiseshell and silver
French ladies coin purse in tortoiseshell and silver
French ladies coin purse in tortoiseshell and silver
French ladies coin purse in tortoiseshell and silver
French ladies coin purse in tortoiseshell and silver