An exquisite little find, this darling silk purse is a special piece for your favorite fashion lady... Yes, you must choose wisely upon whom to bestow this fabulous present, lest your other dollies get jealous of the chosen one! Why? Well it isn't every day that we come across an exquisite little purse such as this! A gem that has been in my private collection for years, the joy of this piece is that it is not simply a purse, but a carrying case for your ladies' best bijoux, as well as a little darling pet! Could you imagine how smitten the girls will be when they have a moment to pet this adorable little silver foxy? They will be delighted for certain. A bit about the value of this piece; it is made of a fabulous thick black silk with a pink silk lining c. 1870 and very rare metallic trim. I love the drawstring top too! An ingenious design with that hard to find metallic cording... I so often come across frayed examples of this fine detail, I am so happy to see it perfectly intact on this piece! The adorable little fox head with glass eyes and molded nose is a even cuter in person! But the truly special element of this purse is the rare bronze insignia at the back that reats TTKA, possibly in Russian (my Russian god-daughter is currently researching this exquisite mark,) marking this as a miniature made in Paris for the imperial Russian court in the 1870's-80's, where French Fashion ladies were ADORED. Don't miss such a sublime piece if you love the best boutique fashion doll finds!
Condition: Overall, excellent. The tiniest bit of shredding to the interior of the pink lining on the right side, but overall, immaculate for its age! You won't find a better one, I certainly haven't seen another. And what a special presentation it makes... we know it will disappear soon, so if you are serious about showering your dolls with the finest accessories, this is a must have.