Antique Sterling Silver Art Nouveau Mesh Purse, Chatelaine, 98.94grs. 5" Long 1895-1910

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Antique Sterling Silver Mesh Purse/Chatelaine. - Art Nouveau 1895-1910. Floral cut-out design on top.  This weighs 98.94 grams.  It has four beads spaced evenly dangling from the bottom of the purse.  It is 5 long with a beaded snap closure and 4.75 wide.  It is signed sterling silver, tested too.  Not signed by the maker that I could find.  The strap is made of elongated oval links with a heavy circle ring made for hanging off a woman's outfit back in the day.  It is well-preserved for it's age with no real damage that I could see.  The hinged clasp is an ornate design with leaves and what looks like floral designs.  The back is just flat silver. I was very fortunate to find this one (and another).  I'd say very good condition especially being well over 100 years old.  This came from a PA estate auction - see photos. (Lot. Loc. W.92218.12X1 - LD 10/16/18).

We carry mostly vintage jewelry across all themes in my stores and listings. We have our own store and are and have been known as  stampshopgirl in Ebay and have been since I think 2003.  At one point we had a gift shop/rubber stamping store and switched over to vintage jewelry about six years ago on a full time basis, which also including taking and completing gemology classes as well as jewelry appraisal studies. We carry limited other vintage items and am trying to change our presence to marias vintage and estate treasures.  You may see both names until the migration is complete.  You can find us on pinterest where all ebay items and other venues are categorized - mariasvinta0654. 

For international shipping through my website, please message me as I will need quote price for shipping with insurance at the buyer’s cost.  On Ebay - it can only be sent by Global Shipping.


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Please note that most of my photos are taken at 10X magnification. This shows any blemishes much more magnified than they really are.

I keep great notes about each item and can answer most questions quickly, but I do not store fine jewelry on premises, so answers about specific measurements may take some time as I arrange to inspect the piece again.

In addition to this website, Maria's Vintage, I am on eBay as stampshopgirl, on Etsy as stampshopgirl, and on StorEnvy as Maria's. I have many vintage jewelry items and other vintage and new items - a very wide variety.

I will combine shipping, even if you buy items from one of my other stores. If you purchase one item and know you’ll be picking more, just email me and let me know and I will ship them at the same time and refund the shipping over the combined limit.

Given the number of different items I carry it is hard to know what combination of items can be purchased to pre-plan the shipping, so just email me and we will work it out to save you shipping charges whenever possible.