Antique Victorian Sterling Silver and Black Velvet Evening Bag with Angels, Hallmarked 1901

Soft and everlasting with a modern flair, this velvet piece was made before its time. It's ready for your sister-in-laws next over the top dinner party. When she catches a glimpse of you and asks where you got it, just smile and say, "This old thing?" Don't worry, it can be our little secret.

This Edwardian sterling silver and velvet handbag was handcrafted in Birmingham, England in 1901. Five angels seem to be singing in a choir, floating in the center of a cloud on this intricately repousséd plaque. A black velvet exterior hides the plush royal purple interior of this bag, which holds an oval beveled mirror in a bezel setting on the other side of the silver plaque. The dimensions of the metal work are 71.5 x 94.6 x 10 mm. Three hallmarks reside on this piece-an anchor for Birmingham, a lion passant, and the letter 'b' for the year. There is also a faded maker's mark which I think may be “L&Co” for Liberty and Company. It weighs 65.8 grams and has been acid tested as sterling silver. This bag has a couple of small condition issues, it is missing it’s silver chain, we’d be happy to find you one upon request and it has a slight wear hole by one of the hinges, I’m not much of a seamstress, but I think a good one could fix it to flawless.

Black velvet, from morning to evening, this is an every girl's bag. Made for practicality and a chic sense of style. Black velvet, if you please. Fits an iPhone, a few credit cards and a lipstick,what more does a girl need?

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Item ID: PE1014053V

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