Sunday, November 18, 2007

Lady's Edwardian Jeweled & Metal Dance or Coin Purse

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Here is a wonderful Edwardian - 1920's lady's openwork coin or dance purse in a gold-tone metal. Purse is oval in shape in a pleasing up and down scroll work. Large fauceted purple glass jewel is set in the center with two smaller lighter purple jewels on either side of the larger one. These three jewels appear on both sides of the purse. Clasp fastens the purse on the top. Chain handle that possible would have attached to a belt. Engaving work is revealed on the small center ovals on the inside of purse when opened. The engravings are a scroll & woven design. Nice hinge and nice clasp. This little purse measures 2-3/4" long x 2-1/4" wide not including the chain handle. Entire length including the chain would be 7" long. What a charming purse to have carried to a social function and how splendid it must have looked.

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