French Sterling Silver pierced and engraved ladies handbag frame with snap closure and double chain handle. Design features a winged dragon on each side of flower urn with matching design on both front and back. Hanging below the urn in the center of the frame is a pierced medallion with an eagle holding branches in his claws above a decorative wreath. The chain is attached to the handle on large round links attached to rings that are decorated to match the wreath holding the eagle. Handle frame opens and closes freely. Frame is marked with the French Minerva .925 hallmark stamp which was the only mark found on the frame. The silver chain is small and we found no mark.
Dimensions: Frame measures 6" at widest and 7/8" deep (at top below closure). Chain measures 14" long with approximately 3 mm round interlocking links. Weighs 115 grams.
Condition: In excellent Estate condition with no noted flaws reflecting only minimal signs of normal wear.
This stunning frame is a collector's piece as is but would be a great find should you have an antique handbag that needs a replacement frame.
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