A delightful little French stocking purse from the first quarter of the 19th century. Small in size this original period example would now make a sweet luxury purse for a larger antique doll.

This small essential accessory of stocking like design has the central slot allowing you to store your coins in each end. The central enamel metal sliders were then slid into position to keep your coins secure. This rare little treasure was hand crocheted in a very fine knit stitch upon very fine needles. It is testament to the skill of the maker that she incorporated a pretty Paisley pattern in her design. This sweetie comes complete with all of its original fittings. Two gorgeous clam shell finials in champleve enamel and matching central enamel sliders with little blue love hearts.
Size: 7 1/" long including end finials.

Condition: This rare example was a favorite and has seen much usage. There are a couple of very old repairs to one purse edge. A small area of discoloring to the body near the central slider. The champleve enamel sliders have some small areas of lost enamel to be expected with its vast age.

This is just one from a collection of early 19th century purses and reticules that were purchased from an English lady's lifelong collection.

Please stop a while and browse our other antique purses and costume accessories. BUY with confidence, we only sell antique, original examples. We regularly supply film, TV sets, discerning collectors and museums with some of our gorgeous examples.

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Antique Georgian Small French Purse Stocking Misers Purse Crochet Knitted, Rare Champleve Enamel Fittings, Circa 1825


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