This tiny little Regency era coin purse was made to safely store one's precious Georgian gold or silver coins. The cut steel frame still glistens and still retains its original push button opener that closes with a good, satisfying snap. We adore the teeny cut steel Tudor Rose type decorations . Having a black silk twist crochet / knitted body with cut steel bead adornment and faceted cut steel dropper. We wonder if perhaps this little coin purse was made to be used during a period of mourning? Please see identical coin purse examples in Candice Hern's exceptional blog on Regency Beaded Sovereign Purses ( link provided on our favorite links page).
Measuring 2.7 5" by 2.5" at its widest (3.5" to base of steel dropper). Early 19th century beaded coin purses were tiny as they would be hung from a chatelaine (see the little suspension loop to the rear) or hung from the wrist or stored inside a reticule. They are not to be confused with the later and larger Victorian examples.
Condition is good but after 200 years not quite pristine. There is some minor rusting to the cut steel frame. One steel rose decoration is missing to the reverse of the frame and just a few of the cut steel beads on the body are rusted.
This will make a stunning addition to your antique purse collection. Please view our other antique purses. These small Georgian fashion accessories make THE perfect collecting field as they are of small size for easy storage/ display and they were made with love from luxury and highly decorative materials. We believe that together with our existing examples that you will struggle to find any shop with a better on line selection of original and genuine antique purses and reticules ......enjoy.
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