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Edwardian Silver Evening Purse by Henry Matthews, Birmingham 1903 (1 of 7)
Julie Cartwright Antiques

Edwardian Silver Evening Purse by Henry Matthews, Birmingham 1903

REF: APR22 / LA348032
£225
€262
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Description
This very pretty Edwardian silver cocktail purse was made by the very collectable silversmith Henry Matthews. Or rounded rectangular form, both sides embossed in the sought-after "Green man" pattern, complete with birds of paradise and foliate sprays. Both with a vacant cartouche. The push button clasp opening to reveal the original green moire silk compartmentalised interior. The sides fitted with a chain and suspension ring to allow a lady to hold her purse while dancing or holding her cocktail glass. Hallmarks: H.M for Henry Matthews. Date letter "d" for 1903. Birmingham Assay mark. Lion passant.

measurements

Height:
55 mm
Width:
80 mm
Depth:
20 mm

declaration

Julie Cartwright Antiques has clarified that the Edwardian Silver Evening Purse by Henry Matthews, Birmingham 1903 (LA348032) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1903

condition

Good condition. Good hinge. Crisp engravings. Original Interior in good order. A little stubborn to open, there is a "knack" to it. One needs to to push downwards when pressing on the clasp while opening with the thumbpiece.

delivery

Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day. Postage overseas: £12 International Signed For. You can pay by PayPal, bank transfer, cheque, debit or credit card. To pay by PAYPAL please add P&P and click on button below. To pay by credit or debit card over the phone or by cheque, please contact me on 01449 760 585.

location

This Edwardian Silver Evening Purse by Henry Matthews, Birmingham 1903 is located in Coddenham, United Kingdom

Dealer Information:

Julie Cartwright Antiques

Coddenham, United Kingdom

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