Utterly charming antique sterling silver finger purse etui. An English sterling silver lady's finger purse, or minaudiere. A minaudiere is a small ornamental, premium purse or bag. A 21/2" chain on either side of the clasp leads to a finger ring to prevent loss/theft. The purse interior is divided into compartments. The front and back of the purse are totally embellished with the finest millgrain etching. The clasp works perfectly and closes completely. Hallmarks: Lion passant: symbol for sterling silver 925 Anchor: Birmingham, England Letter "I" and SML in a rectangular indention for the smith.
Weight: 56.3 grams 3 1/2" wide at the base and 2" deep .
Concessions: 1 flea dent in top edge and very very shallow shadow dents on front.
Wonderful for the flower girl or ring bearer to carry.
See my other sterling finger ring compacts and etuis, special price if more than one is purchased. Please compare as one just sold for $950
Also see all the other sterling vanity items the lady owned (last photo) please inquire about these items.
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