A highly unusual early leather purse overlaid with unmarked silver decoration on a gardening theme - wheelbarrow, sun hat and scythe (see detail). The clasp works on a scissors principle. The inside is lined in original blue silk and the purse measures 5 1/2 x 5 inches overall. The chatelaine attachment is non-matching.
Difficult to date but probably early 19th century.
Price: £ 245