Antique Large STERLING SILVER EVENING BAG circa 1880
Exquisite Handmade XIXth Century French Solid Silver Evening Bag or Purse. Clasp inset with Blue Saphire stones. Heavy, weighing about 275 grams (9 ounces massive silver). Rare to find these bags in 'pristine' condition and all Silver. Hinge is perfect and purse closes tightly. The interior has 2 compartments separated by an interior silver frame. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional. The Silverwork was done by hand and not machine punched. Silver Hallmarks + Silversmith's marks. Dimensions: 5.25" Tall x 5.25" Wide & the Chain is 11" long and substantial. Very difficult to photograph. This is my last Purse in Silver.