Wonderful old bag or purse, fine woven paisley fabric, embellished with silvery seed beads around some of the paisley designs, and a gorgeous ornate silver bag frame. The frame has hallmarks, see photos, and frame in good condition, closes and opens fine.The fabric has a few small tears from age, mostly where it was folded for years being stored. Only the slightest "old" aroma, very faint Interior of bag is lined in brown crepe with a border of matching silk ribbon in rushed design. One of the most beautiful old bags I have ever owned. At the top of the chain a lovely open clip, very ornate, for hooking this bag onto a belt or clothing, or of course for display. The bag measures 9" long from bottom of fabric to top of the frame at the clasp, and 8.5" wide at the bottom. The total length including the chain extended laid flat is 14.5". As to the hallmarks, really not my field, looking at online charts seems the third hallmark T in a shield with slightly rippled top is possibly 1895 or so. The first Lion would indicate British. And above all the three marks is a maker mark of initials J.K and H.K., these marks being on the top holder. The handbag frame also has the three marks which match.
Very Old Paisley Bag Purse Hallmarked Silver Frame