A gorgeous purse frame in solid and elaborately engraved brass. A center lift up latch set with a spectacular 25mm x 40mm honey-peach carved Carnelian.
Sew holes are present and the frame is designed for a clutch style purse with no carrying chain.
The inside measurements of this frame are: 6" across, hole to hole and 2.5" on the sides, again hole to hole. The frame arches up towards the center.
CONDITION: Excellent with no warping. A naturally deepened patina and very nice engraving. Carnelian is set on a back bar with a surround of braided brass and leaves adorning the top and bottom of the oval. Very sturdy. Frame dates to the turn of the last century Carnelian is much earlier.
A fabulous & unique frame for a purse to match that special occasion gown - but when you're through with the purse, you may want to consider having the Carnelian set into a pendant with a simple gold mount --- because you'll never find a gemstone like this for anywhere near the price of this frame.