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Jewelry : 1800s

Signed French Tortoiseshell Large Change Purse Napoleon III Era 19th Cen. Inlaid Ivory & Silver

A elegant Napoleon III Era, circa 1850's-1870's, Large tortoiseshell change purse. The top is highly decorated and styled in the motif of a Dragonfly and ivory flower designed cartouche.
Signed on the side, T & MB with the the initials of SGDG, which is the French Mark for Copyright.

Size" 3" x 2" x 1"
Condition: Excellent with no signs of damage or cracks. The Inlay is VG cond. with no breakage or splits. Inside fabric in Good Cond. A great example of this type of piece.

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