A fine 18 karat yellow gold French coin purse of small proportions. The purse has been entirely hand crafted with every link of the chainmail 'bag' hand made, joined and soldered together. The piece is double struck with what is likely the French eagle head signifying the quality of the gold and it also features a small makers mark in a diamond cartouche which is slightly rubbed and not identified. There are two small bales attached to the top of the purse which would have likely either attached the piece to a chatelaine or perhaps a finger ring. An absolutely gorgeous 19th century French antique which still has a place in 21st century life.
Marked - double struck with likely French eagle standard along with a slightly rubbed unidentified makers mark
Measures - 6cm wide at top of frame x 7cm in length from clasp to bottom of chainmail
Total weight - 41 grams