Art Nouveau chatelaine German silver mesh purse. Hbvc706(e)

Art Nouveau chatelaine German silver mesh purse, 3x5 inches hanging from repousse waist clip.
SKU: ac-vs-hb706

Availability: Out of stock

$140.00

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This purse, constructed in the late Victorian or Edwardian period was meant to be worn hung from a ladies waist sash or belt. Marked “G. Silver”,circa 1890. The clip that attaches to the belt features a naturalistic pattern of a daffodil and a pansy that is echoed in the clasp of the purse which is worked into a design of lilies and a daffodil. The mesh of the purse is diamond-shaped and held together with fine silver rings. A fringe of 5 silver balls decorates the bottom edge. A few pieces of mesh are lost near where the corners of the mesh meet the clasp, but otherwise the purse is in excellent condition.

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