Antique mother of pearl coin purse, vintage holiday souvenir from Morecambe sovereign purse with painted shell


Shipping to United States: $16.33

This gorgeous little mother of pearl coin purse is in great condition for it’s age. This sovereign purse probably dates to around the early 1900s. Both sides have shell pieces that really do catch the light beautifully. One side has a painted flowers pink flowers and an inscription. This purse was made as a souvenir and has “A present from Morecambe” painted on it. It has a silver tone metal frame, with a kiss clasp. The purse is lined with red fabric and has three sections for coins.

This coin purse is tiny and would be best used as a decorative or display item.


🔸This coin purse is in very 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 short crack to the back.
🔸The metal frame is bright and shiny, light marks from age. Please see the photos.
🔹The painted decoration has some wear, and the place name has rubbed off in places. Please see the photos.
🔹There is a thin crack across the back. Please see the photos.


Width 1 7/8” or 4.5cm.
Height 1 7/8” or 4.5cm from the hinge to the top of the clasp.
Purse depth 1 1/4” or 3.3cm

📦 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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