Sterling silver dance purse calling card case has a lovely hand chased design of flowers and decoration from the late Victorian Edwardian era. It has an impressive single initial monogram L in a cartouche on the front and three initials on the back side. The purse is on a chain and perfect to carry day or evening. It was originally used to carry calling or dance cards. Today it would be ideal to carry business cards, credit cards, money, a driver’s license, and a small item or two such as a small comb or compact. It measures 3.75 by 3 inches and hangs 11 inches. The inside is hallmarked with the Blackinton and Company trademark of a sword running through the letter B, number 2091, and it is marked sterling. Blackinton of Attleboro, Massachusetts was in business from 1862-1967. The purse is in very good with an occasional pin dot and a very small indent on the back side, neither of which are very noticeable. It opens easily and closes securely with a snap. It retains its original condition and patina with no repairs. It is ready to use and enjoy.
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