PURSE MUSEUM 2  antique coin purses

PURSE MUSEUM 2  antique coin purses

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METAL IN PURSE BODIES of GEORGIAN ERA PURSES

WIRE SCREEN WITH PETIT POINT GEORGIAN / REGENCY PURSE

Rare examples of metal wire screen Georgian Era Purses. It is easy to fall in l silk petit point designs in these small purses, 

1810-1820 Georgian Coin purse with Petit Point on Screen and Pinchbeck frame
1810-1820 Georgian Coin purse with Petit Point on Screen and Pinchbeck frame

Metal Wire & Fiber combinations in Regency Era Bags and purses

Georgian and Regency  purses often have wire and fiber constructions. When the  wire is darkened it is most likely oxidized (tarnished Silver). Later Victorian bags did not use solid metal wire. They wrapped a fine wire around a thread core. 

Georgian coin purses with metal wire & silk embroidery
Georgian coin purses with metal wire & silk embroidery
Wire & embroidery construction on 2 bar miser
Wire & embroidery construction on 2 bar miser
Silver  wire and silk construction in Regency Era Miser Purse
Silver wire and silk construction in Regency Era Miser Purse

Antique Purse Condition

Collecting does not always require perfection. I have enjoyed museums more when I am lucky enough to see an exhibit featuring repairs. 

PINCHBECK METAL FRAME COIN PURSES

pinchbeck framed coin purses
pinchbeck framed coin purses

What is Pinchbeck metal

Pinchbeck is FAUX GOLD  (gold look for a budget price) made from copper and zink. It was invented in the 1700s by watch maker Christopher Pinchbeck at a time when the only gold used in jewelry and watches was 18 karat. In 1854 low carat gold became legal and replaced pinchbeck.

Pinchbeck sometimes called Gilding, was the favored metal for these small coin purse frames.  A close look at the underside, shows the beautifully hand hammered designs.

vicki Schwager owner: ThePurseMuseum.com