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Antique Sterling Silver Coin Purse, Ca 1915

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Silver: Sterling: Pre 1920: Item # 699477

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This turn-of- the-century Christmas present would be a unique way to package a holiday check or carry on a tradition. This is a Victorian ladies’ sterling silver calling purse, by James E. Blake Co., ca. 1915, the front exterior beautifully detailed and decorated with a centered garland inscripted Dec. 25, 1915, the back monogrammed in scroll "GLS"; the 14K gold-washed interior with hinged mirror has 4 compartments including one with a currency clip and celloloid writing tablet; makers mark and Sterling mark, 1232 Patent Aplied For; Condition: Clasp working, chain intact, mirror in good shape, minor scratches, several surface dings to back. .Measurement: purse: 3 1/2 in long x 2 1/2 in wide w/o chain; 8 1/2 in long with chain.