Antique 1890 Metal & Woven Coin Purse With Raised Art Nouveau Lady On Lid For Sale
This is really lovely. It's a round antique metal coin purse or holder with with an attached hand-woven fabric pouch. It dates back to 1890. The purse features a beautiful raised ART NOUVEAU lady on the metal lid, surrounded by all kinds of curli-cues and swirls. In fact, her hair is forming the swirls, in true ART NOUVEAU fashion. Also, the purse contains an attached hand-woven heavy cloth (cotton?) pouch, onto which someone has sewn many shiny metal beads on the underside, in a sort of sunburst pattern (see last photo below).
The coin holder/purse measures 2½" in diameter. I'm not certain what metal it's made of, because a magnet doesn't stick to it (brass?). Inside the purse, it's signed PAT. MAR. 25. 90 on the rim (see second-from-last photo below). Overall condition is very good to excellent. The lid closes tightly and there's NO dents or dimples or anything else wrong with the metal. The cloth pouch is still firmly attached with NO holes or any disconnects or any other damage - which is remarkable for such an old coin purse. And, all the small sewn-in metal beads on the underside are intact!
About Shipping ...
I will ship this ART NOUVEAU metal and woven coin purse to most places in the world. I must receive payment 5 days after the close of the sale or I will re-list the item. Returns OK within 14 days from the end of the sale, but only if item(s) are misrepresented in the listing. Please pay for this via PayPal.
Whenever possible, I am happy to combine your purchases into just one package to save you shipping fees. I can wait up to five days to get paid, should you want to wait and see if you have won other items I currently am listing. If this what you're planning to do, be sure to send me a note & let me know! Also, if you live anywhere near me (North Detroit suburb), we can make arrangements for you to pick up your purchase(s) and thereby eliminate the need for shipping fees altogether.
- For U.S. Residents: Shipping rates always include Delivery Confirmation. You can opt to have this shipped to you via domestic First Class Mail - or - Priority Mail, your choice. For individual items/listings that sell for $100.00 or more, I will purchase postal insurance for you.
For Non-U.S. Residents: Unless you are a regular international customer of mine, I can no longer ship to non-U.S. locations via International First Class Mail or International Flat Rate Priority Mail. I MUST ship this to you via regular International Priority Mail or International Express Mail, as this is the ONLY way that the U.S. Postal Service offers delivery tracking services to your country. Unfortunately, the U.S. Postal Service no longer offers tracking services for packages shipped via International First Class Mail or International Flat Rate Priority Mail. However ... if you have previously won one or more of my sales, I can offer you International First Class postal rates. Please email me for an amended invoice.
IMPORTANT: Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s Customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to offerding/buying. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up – do not confuse them for additional shipping charges.
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