During the Victorian Era, the medieval look was all the rage, these chainmail-like coin purses were an extremely popular fashion accessory. Going into the 20th century, with the introduction of more sophisticated machinery they became more accessible to the masses. There was as resurgence in popularity during the Roaring Twenties. These purse were usually lined with silk.
Lovely antique Scottish (Glasgow) sterling silver mesh coin purse with decorative fringe at the bottom. Paperclip chain handle measures 14 3/4 inches in length. Hinged closing mechanism features a scalloped edge.
Metal: 925 Sterling Silver
Dimension: 5 inches (L) x 5 inches (W)
Chain Length: 14 3/4 inches
Markings: '925' (silver purity), 'S.LTD' (makers mark), 'FF' (Glasgow import mark), 'b' (date mark: 1924)