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PURSES HANDBAGS

Nice, Early Large Gilt Chain Link Ring Mesh Purse Handbag
Nice, Early Large Gilt Chain Link Ring Mesh Purse Handbag
Nice, Early Large Gilt Chain Link Ring Mesh Purse Handbag
Nice, Early Large Gilt Chain Link Ring Mesh Purse Handbag

Maker:  Unknown

Material:  Gold Gilt Metal Ring Mesh

Size:  Frame Width ~ 5  & 1/8 inches,  Depth; Clasp to Purse Bottom ~ 6  & 3/4 inches,
         Handle ~ apx 15 & 1/2 inches = 7 inch drop,
         Overall Length; Top Hdle to Bottom Purse ~ 13 & 3/8 inches
Quantity:  1

This large antique late Victorian or early Edwardian gold gilt metal chain link ring mesh purse, c. 1895 - 1915, features a nice floral and vine embossed frame, as well as very fancy diamond shape fringe.  (sorry, tiny links did not photo well)

The purse is not marked as to origin, so we are unsure of maker.

This mesh is the early ring style, often used on the French gunmetal and German silver period examples.  It is smooth and silky, yet feels more substantial and well made, as well as somewhat heavier than the later finer mesh types like Dresden and baby fine; no lining.

This purse is in very nice estate condition.  I examined the links with a magnifying glass and believe that every single link remains securely in place around entire frame perimeter.  Links are also quite close up around the hinges.  There is definitely no large gap between hinge and links, as is commonly seen on old mesh bags.  There may be one bent link apx. mid body; when mesh is spread out from inside there is a very tiny, apx. 1 millimeter space, no roughness or sharpness and only detectable if looking closely down into purse with mesh completely expanded.  Diamond shaped fringe appears to be in excellent condition, with no noted losses or sharp edges, etc.  Nice oval link chain handle.

Gold gilt on the lovely floral and vine embossed frame remains amazingly intact and free of oxidation.   There is the expected gilt wear to kiss clasp, as well as a slight/minor amount to gilt on mesh in immediate proximity.

Hinges operate very well, as does kiss style clasp, which aligns well and snaps securely shut.  All parts appear to be original.

A very nice early gilt ring mesh bag.

Nice, Early Large Gilt Chain Link Ring Mesh Purse Handbag

$ 179.00

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