Antique EPNS dance purse, Victorian or 19th century dance purse with finger ring, engraved chatelaine bag


Shipping to United States: $19.60

This pretty dance purse is decorated on one side with a stripe design, and has a blank, round cartouche in the centre. The back of the bag is plain. The bag has a hinge along the bottom, and fastens with a kiss clasp at the top. There is a short chain attached to the top, with a finger ring. "EPNS" (electro plated nickel silver), is stamped clearly on the inside edge, and the makers mark “ABS”, I believe this is the mark for Adey Bellamy Savory and sons. The inside of the purse is lined in a blue fabric, and has three sections.


🔸This vintage purse is in good used condition.
🔸The hinge and clasp work as they should.
🔸The chain is securely attached.
🔸The fabric lining is intact, and in good condition, with some marks.
🔹The exterior and chain have some light surface scratches, tarnish and dark marks. Please see the photos.
🔹The lining has come away at one side. Please see the photos.
🔹There is a slight gap at the top, where the two halves of the purse aren’t quite aligned. Please see the photos.

Dimensions at widest points H 2 3/4" (3” including clasp) x W 5 1/4" x D 1 1/2"
H 6.5cm (8cm including clasp x W 13cm x D 4cm
The purse drops approximately 15cm or 6” when held by the handle.

📦 This item will be sent internationally using Tracked Royal Mail shipping or Tracked and Signed for where available, and Tracked and Signed for to Europe. Within the U.K., this item will be shipped by 2nd class Royal Mail signed for.

Thank you so much for looking. If you have any queries or would like to see more photos, please feel free to contact me.

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