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RARE Antique VICTORIAN Chatelaine PURSE Dance Coin Change Case Rose Motif c.1870's!
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From Our YEARS AFTER Shop is a Rare Exquisite Antique Victorian Chatelaine Coin Purse, also known as a Necessity Case, Dance Waist Purse or Finger Ring Purse which is embellished with a Romantic Rose Motif on Gold Gilt with Front Hinged Closure, Chain and Finger Ring circa 1870's! (See ALL Photos!)
This Antique Chatelaine Purse has the most stunning ball shape resembling an Ornament which certainly poses as a fabulous option for hanging on the Christmas Tree or using as a presentation box besides it's original use as a Purse! Place a wedding engagement ring inside for a most unique and cherishable way to propose marriage to your sweetheart! This Gorgeous Purse has Ribbon wrapped Roses on top, painted in oils in the colors Crimson Pink, Baby Pink and White. The Exterior Shell is a Brilliant Gilded Gold on Paper Mache set in a Gold Gilt Metal Scallop Frame complete with Carry Chain and Chatelaine Ring. The Purse Frame has a perfect working top closure and bottom hinge! All Parts are Original.
Inside reveals a Blue Silk Lining trimmed with White Piping with an Accordion center section. There are 3 separate compartments for placing change, trinkets or billfolds.
A Chatelaine (from French: "lady of the castle") is a belt hook, worn by the lady of the castle, from which keys, a watch, a purse and accessories were suspended. It is a form of jewelry that has it's origin in practical use since lady's clothing wasn't designed with pockets to keep such objects in. These small decorative purses were also known as Reticules similar to an evening handbag of today and they held a lady's belongings. The ring was designed so the Victorian lady could slip it on her finger, dance with her gentleman friend and keep her purse close.
This Enchanting Victorian Coin Purse is in Excellent condition, with light wear for it's 140+ year old age. The body is a little misshapened. The frame aligns evenly and everything is intact with no loose parts anywhere which includes the exterior and silk interior. This Victorian Change Purse is a Rare Usable Piece. It is absolutely perfect for display too with your vanity items!
Measurements are 5" in total length including Chain and Ring. Purse is 1-3/4" in length with a side depth of 1-1/2" which expands to 2-1/2" when opened!
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