For your consideration is this wonderful old antique purse. Unmarked but tested and guaranteed as sterling silver. The top front has a busy and beautiful flower design. The purse itself is a ribbed cloth. I am a jewelry seller so I am not as informed about purses but I think this is original as a best guess on my part. I did see another one though with a top not as nice that had the same ribbed cloth. This is a gorgeous purse and brings visions of a fine Victorian lady strolling through town in the evening. I believe the purse is circa 1900. The repousse work is astounding.
The purse including handle measures 12 inches by 8 inches. Just the purse without handles measures 8 inches by 8 inches so it is a nice size and not small.
I feel this purse is in excellent condition. It is in fully functioning condition and closes securely. The hand sewing is a little irregular inside. The sterling has an uneven patina. The cloth itself is in great condition with a little extremely minor lightness - you can see how minor in last picture. The handle has a few extended threads that can easily be cut off...and I will do this - I just didn't want to alter it unless requested.
Flexible Layaway available.