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SOLD - Sterling Silver ‘Horseshoe’ Sovereign Purse - Antique Victorian

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver sovereign purse modelled in the form of a horseshoe; an addition to our diverse equestrian silverware collection

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SOLD - Sterling Silver ‘Horseshoe’ Sovereign Purse - Antique Victorian
SOLD - Sterling Silver ‘Horseshoe’ Sovereign Purse - Antique Victorian

Description


This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver sovereign purse has a horseshoe shaped form.


The surface of the convex centre of the horseshoe is embellished with impressive engine turned decoration, incorporating a vacant circular cartouche to the anterior cover.


The underside and sides of the case are embellished with further engine turned decoration.


This antique silver purse is fitted with a ring loop attachment and sliding catch to the upper portion, which when released reveals two hinged compartments.


The interior of the case has a blue lining encompassed with a broad hallmarked sterling silver frame, ornamented with engine turned decoration.


The interior of this collectable purse features the retailer’s mark ‘Thornhill, 144 New Bond St T’.


Date: 1865

Condition


This antique silver purse is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The engine turned decoration is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the purse and part hallmarks to the interior borders are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of Victorian silverware.


Dimensions


Length 5.9cm/2.3"

Width 5.1cm/2"

Height 2cm/0.8"


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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