Antique French Fashion Doll Purse Sovereign Purse Circa 1816 Georgian
This very sweet miniature purse dates from the late Georgian/ Regency period circa 1800-1820. Of teeny dimensions, it is a covetable example for one of your special antique fashion dolls.
Measuring: Width 1 3/8" (3.5 cm). Height 1.75" (4.4 cm). Depth 3/16" (6mm).
The gilded metal frame is very pretty with its attractive central flower and wriggle work chasing. The frame retains its original push button opener which opens and closes perfectly with a satisfying snap.
The circular silk thread body is a delight. It was hand worked using blue thread. To the center a floral design is worked in gold metal thread with an inner duck egg blue and peach colored thread. We particularly like the delicate gold wrapped thread fringe/ border.
Condition is good and sound but not a museum standard example as this tiny purse has been played with.. The gilded frame has a little rubbing to the reverse side. This same side has old black thread repairs to the central design.
This is a wonderful original survivor, a real cutie for your collection.
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