A wonderful boy's sporran from around late 1800s and as you can see this has been well loved - but the charm remains. Actually not so bad in real life; the camera magnifies any flaws. This would have been from a well-off family, possibly one that owned a stately home or an estate. The frame, which does not open, appears as silver, but perhaps nickel silver. The thistle engraving is beautiful - the thistle being Scotland's national flower which appears on many items from Scotland going back centuries. It is perfect in all ways except for the fur on front. Red leather pouch at the back to hold personal items and original chain which I believe is silver measures 5/16" wide and 20 inches long, with dog clips making up the belt. Can't believe the tassels on the front are still intact with the original chains! Sporran is 6 1/4 inches long by 4 1/4 inches wide. Happy to answer questions on this wonderful piece of history. NOTE: Traditionally females don't wear sporrans but nowadays - perhaps!
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