Antique Victorian repoussé sterling silver chatelaine chain mail coin purse c. 1890. hbvc716
Victorian sterling silver chatelaine handbag with serpent design
Antique sterling silver chain mail coin purse. The purse frame is in repoussé decoration with cherub faces and fronds. The mesh is in excellent condition and is unlined. Clasp is tight and the hinges are in good condition. The purse acid tests for sterling silver. No hallmarks. In original patina, we have not polished or buffed the silver. Chain is 10". The frame top is 2.25" wide x 1.5 at the center. Overall bag measurement is 3.25 x 2.5 inches. Weight is 47.6 grams.