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A rare and unusual Georgian spider web purse ca. 1810'


Code: 139

A delightful and very unusual Georgian purse in a "spider web" design. English or French ca. 1810

It is made of silk rounded shapes joined together with metallic plaited thread. The clasp is decorative, has a tiny ring and closes well. There is a gold metallic finial to the base.

There seems to be no sign of there ever having been a lining, but there must have been a little pouch or something similar. Otherwise it would have just been for a handkerchief.

This little purse is quite unique, and very collectible. The condition is very good and the whole very stable in spite of the delicate appearance.

A little gem! Length 5 1/2"