Beautiful and unusual doll purse has an ornate brass frame in an oval shape with ornately decorative clasp and hinges. Age is unknown. It appears to be antique, however I cannot be sure. It is in such fine condition.
The oval shape is rigid and slopes to an envelope shape at the base. Opening the front clasp reveals a green velvet interior which matches the green velvet exterior. In examining this unusual purse, I noted that the entire purse has a rigid form and wonder if the entire purse is metal and decorated with the green velvet. If not, then another base material was used to produce the rigidity.
Both interior and exterior are in very fine condition with some patina to the gold and metallic appliques.
Measurements: 2-1/2 inches wide at widest point; 2 inches high; nearly 2 inches deep when measured hinge to hinge on the lid.
Very beautiful and highly unusual purse which would suit a larger French Fashion or medium sized French Bebe beautifully.
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