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Edwardian Sterling Silver Purse Evening Bag Hand Chased Flowers Late Victorian
Edwardian sterling silver purse evening bag features lovely hand chased work of flowers and all-over decoration front and back with an impressive monogram in a cartouche and stepped up border, circa 1880's to1920s. This ornate purse is on a chain and lined in green matte satin with three compartments. The center compartment closes with a latch that lifts up and closes tight. It measures 3.75 by 2.75 inches and hangs 10.50 inches. It is hallmarked with the William B. Kerr and Company trademark of a hatchet with pattern number 2787E and it is marked Sterling. The Wm. B Kerr Company of Newark, New Jersey is well regarded for its Art Nouveau jewelry, holloware and vanity items. They were absorbed into Gorham in 1927. The purse is in very good condition with no dings, dents or repairs. The lining is exceptional with minimal wear or stains. It opens easily with a push button latch and closes securely with a snap. It retains its original condition and patina with no repairs.
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Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: Silver, Size: 3 3/4 inches
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Anita Crawford, Tampa, FL
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