PURSE MUSEUM 2  antique coin purses

PURSE MUSEUM 2  antique coin purses

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VICTORIAN GRAND TOUR SOUVENIR COIN PURSE

Grand Tour purses with Eglomise paintings 1840 - 1900.

Travel souvenirs with tiny paintings of famous buildings.

Victorian Grand Tour purse Victorian 1850’s   pursemuseum2.com
Victorian Grand Tour purse Victorian 1850’s pursemuseum2.com

Grand Tour Reticule

Grand Tour purse, draw string, tassels and  Eglomise Painting

The Grand Tour

In the 18th and early 19th century wealthy Englishman went to the European Continent for a classical education. This was known as the ’Grand Tour’. They also collected Souvenirs. many of them large statutes and ancient artifacts.

 In the mid 1800’s with rail and steamship availability, middle class travelers could now travel to Europe for their own Grand Tour. This Victorian era  produced the small purse Souvenirs pictured here.

 glass beaded 1800-1840 coin purses

Beautiful examples of micro beaded coin purses
Beautiful examples of micro beaded coin purses
vicki Schwager owner: ThePurseMuseum.com