Edwardian Silk Purse STERLING Cherub & Sphinx Frame. Note on Color of fabric and metals : Please note that most pictures will be taken under daylight.
Sometimes additional light is used to show detail and will magnify or exaggerate color differences on the leather/material(s). Black and darker colors may appear toned/lighter or faded as a result of the light reflecting off the surface. They are much more even and/or darker under normal lighting conditions. Sterling silver purse frame with silk grosgrain. Heavy silk grosgrain purse body.Frame is decorated with scrolling volute and flowers. Cherubim frolic along the sides and rise above the points where the chain attaches to frame.
Kiss lock is made up of two Sphinx like creatures with human heads and winged dragon/lion/serpent bodies. Segmeneted chain made up of florets with rings. Lined with black silk faille with one open pocket. Measures: 9 1/2 long overall (including frame/clasp) by 11 1/2 across widest point 2 wide on bottom (17 1/2 chain) Labeled: See Photo (No labels on bag, Sterling mark on frame, inside of frame is chased/molded with a scrolling design, center appears to have an older mark within a circle, cant make it out) Condition: Very Good (evidence of age such as wear on silver).
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_gsrx_vers_856 GS 7.0.20 (856). The item "Edwardian Silk Purse STERLING Cherub & Sphinx Frame" is in sale since Monday, January 21, 2019.
This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Bags, Handbags & Cases". The seller is "mosque" and is located in Miami, Florida.This item can be shipped worldwide.