Incredible antique Dutch silver purse frame in extraordinary condition considering its age. Rather monumental in size and weight, it measures about 6.5" x 5.5" x 1/2" deep (1" at the clasp) and weighs in at about 177 grams!
The long lovely chain has a drop of about 9" (a total length of about 18"). The frame is etched with birds parakeets? And the typical Georgian flower or fruit basket near the clasp, as well as crosshatching and all sorts of other decorative detail. It has been tested twice and both parties confirmed that it's a lower grade silver i. Approx 833 and NOT silver plate.There are hallmarks all over the place on the interior - on both sides of the frame and on the inner central piece. Closes with a nice tight snap. PS, are hand etched in large letters on the back in typical lettering of the time (the minute I saw this lettering I knew the piece was approximately Georgian in age).
Notice the amazing clasp with its rounded, bulbous star form decoration. Such a very beautiful thing! If you're not into purses, consider hanging it on the wall as a modified picture frame (mount a print on a piece of cardboard, secure it to the interior and hang).
NO PICKUPS- SORRY I DESCRIBE EVERY PIECE AND MENTION EVERY FLAW TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY AND TAKE PAINS TO INCLUDE NUMEROUS PHOTOGRAPHS FROM EVERY ANGLE. If you received a "Second Chance Offer" from me, please double check that it is legitimate by EMAILING me first through one of my other auctions. The item "MONUMENTAL ANTIQUE DUTCH ETCHED 833 SILVER PURSE FRAME CIRCA 1810" is in sale since Friday, August 31, 2018. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Bags, Handbags & Cases". The seller is "skippy527" and is located in North York, Ontario.
This item can be shipped to United States.