An exceptional silver gilt evening purse lined with red silk, and decorated with arabesque outlines to both sides, as well as a finely engraved village scene to the front. Condition: light age and use wear, general condition and silk excellent; comes with the original box, latter worn, catch not working. Circa 1880, French, hallmarked with a boar's plus makers stamp "JL". Dimensions based on centimetres and rounded to nearest quarter inch. Height 6cm/2.5in, width 7cm/3in, depth 1cm/0.5in.
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