Vintage coin purse, c 1900 antique sovereign purse with hand painted blue flowers on shell, Great Yarmouth souvenir


Shipping to United States: $16.82

This gorgeous little mother of pearl coin purse is in great condition for it’s age. This sovereign purse probably dates to the early 1900s or earlier. Both sides have abalone shell pieces that really do catch the light beautifully. One side has a painted flowers design. It has a silver tone metal frame, with a kiss clasp. The purse is lined with red fabric and has three sections for coins. The greeting may have said “A present from Great Yarmouth”, although it’s now partly rubbed away.

This purse is probably best used as a display item due to it’s diminutive size.


🔸This coin purse is in good used vintage condition.
🔸The clasp and hinges work as they should.
🔸The lining is in good condition.
🔸The mother of pearl pieces are intact, with only light scuffing and a small chip to the back.
🔹The metal frame has tarnish and marks from age. Please see the photos.
🔹The painted decoration has some wear, and the inscription is illegible. Please see the photos.


Width 2 3/8” or 6cm.
Height 2 1/4” or 5.8cm from the hinge to the top of the clasp.
Purse depth 1 1/2” or 4cm

📦 This item will be sent internationally using Tracked Royal Mail shipping or Tracked and Signed for where available, and Tracked and Signed for to EU countries. Within the U.K., this item will be shipped by 1st class Royal Mail signed for.

This item ships for free when purchased and shipped with another item.

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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