A charming outline cut mother of pearl evening purse on a silver plate hinged frame, the front is mounted with a delicate pierced silver filigree design, two central lozenges are engraved with the initials "AL". The interior is lined with silk. Condition: natural fine line to the front panel bottom right; light surface age and use wear; wear and light damage to the silk; nothing further found; hinge firm, good closure. Circa 1880, French, Dimensions based on centimetres and rounded to nearest quarter inch. Height 5cm/2in, width 7cm/2.75in, depth 1cm/0.5in.
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