ITEM: Vintage Sterling Silver Hand Engraved Antique Coin Carrier with Original Chain GEM: N/A
MARKS: Sterling -- monogrammed and dated
CONDITION: Estate Item, Very Good Estate Condition
MEASUREMENT: 3" Long x 2 1/2" wide
COMMENTS: We are so pleased to be offering this very lovely hand engraved sterling silver coin carrier that is monogrammed and dated 1918. It has been a long time since I've seen one quite this nice. It is completely intact with original chain and working coin dispensers.
The hand engraving is simple yet elegant. Each corner of the front of the case has a dainty flower surrounded with leaves. The border is well defined with straight geometric lines adding to the beauty of this sweet piece. It is monogrammed on the front of the coin carrier in gorgeous flowing script. I am absolutely unable to identify the letters. At first glance, I thought I saw a G L and a C. Honestly, I am not sure. The letters are beautifully scripted and could be a number of different combinations. The back is clearly engraved 1918. The piece has a much older feel. The year 1918 most likely was the date the coin carrier was presented as a gift. I feel this particular coin carrier dates back to the turn of the century. The monogramming lends to the unique beauty of this piece. It adds much charm and character.
The original chain is attached to the coin purse and it measures 6" in length. The clasp is secure and closes with a crisp click. The hinges are in perfect working condition. The coin dispensers move up and down evenly and look like they could hold nickles and dimes. There is a square compartment for powder.
The change purse is in very good estate condition with very light surface scratches consistent to vintage age. It is very well constructed. No makers mark is noted. The inside spring is marked sterling. There are several surface scratches on the bottom of the case which may polish out. The front of the case in the upper right hand side I notice a small "ding" about the size of a pencil lead. The corners are in excellent shape and the case feels very nice in the palm of my hand. This particular case would make a wonderful addition to any ladies vanity collection. The coin purse has developed a beautiful aged patina.
Please look at our photos closely. We do not normally clean our items. Many collectors enjoy the aged patina and prefer we do not alter our items.
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