Vintage Elgin American Sterling Evening Handbag, PurseVintage Elgin American Sterling Evening Handbag, PurseVintage Elgin American Sterling Evening Handbag, PurseVintage Elgin American Sterling Evening Handbag, PurseVintage Elgin American Sterling Evening Handbag, PurseVintage Elgin American Sterling Evening Handbag, PurseVintage Elgin American Sterling Evening Handbag, PurseVintage Elgin American Sterling Evening Handbag, PurseVintage Elgin American Sterling Evening Handbag, PurseVintage Elgin American Sterling Evening Handbag, Purse

This fine vintage sterling evening purse or handbag made in America by the Elgin American Company. The outside is monogrammed but I cannot decipher the initials. The front of the case is engraved with stripes; the back is plain. The purse has its original chain handle. It dates around 1920 and is a perfect accessory for a flapper dress.

The inside is fitted with two coin holders, a celluloid dance or note card and a place for calling cards. Although not pictured, I will include the calling card that came in it. The card does not shed any light on the monogram. The inside has a buffed circle pattern on both sides. This purse has lots of detail and exquisite workmanship.

It is marked ELGIN AM....FG CO; STERLING SILVER, MADE IN U.S.A. Part of the first line is worn away. Also has a model #: 477793.

It is in very good condition. It has several small dents, some scuffing consistent with use and some tarnish. The clasp is tight but there is a bit of space between the side edges. I cannot find evidence that there may have been a spring on the calling cad holder.

It measures about 3 ½ x 2 3/8 inches.

Item ID: A731


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Vintage Elgin American Sterling Evening Handbag, Purse

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