ANTIQUE / VINTAGE STERLING AND SILVER-PLATED / SILVER-TONED MESH AND OTHER LADY'S PURSES, LOT OF FIVE, each with original chain strap, comprising a marked sterling round mesh purse having a dolphin-form hinged frame and coin-form centers with one engraved "HNG" initials, an Art Nouveau silver-plated/toned metal purse with embossed lily flower design and interior lining having poorly hand-etched initials to sides, a silver-plated/toned small/coin purse, and two German silver mesh purses. Sterling purse marked "STERLING / 134", German silver marked, remainder unmarked. Total weight of sterling purse: 4.595 ozt. Late 19th/first half 20th century. Sterling purse 4 3/8" x 5 7/8" OA without strap, strap 2 1/2" H drop.
Sterling purse in excellent overall condition with minor wear, surface scratches, and nick, possibly one or a few missing jump rings; reminder in good to very good overall condition with some wear, surface scratches, and other imperfections including worn spots/losses to metal finishes, nicks, slight bending, and one or more losses to jump rings.
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From the collection of Betty Driver, Broadway, VA.