ELEGANT VINTAGE STERLING SILVER EVENING PURSE/COMPACT

BEAUTIFUL ELEGANT VINTAGE STERLING SILVER EVENING PURSE/COMPACT
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This is a Solid, Stunning, Sterling Silver, "R. Blackington & Co." Theater / evening purse which dates to the early 1900s. This was when the "R" (pierced with a sword) hallmark was discontinued.
It is in good condition given its age. The front is ornately engraved with flowers and plumes surrounding a cartouche which is monogrammed with an elaborate script of what appears to be "F.R.B". It has three compartments: The first is a coin holder for what looks like dime and nickel sized coins. The second appears to be for facial powder. The third contains a clip, which could be used to hold currency or cards. T is also a facial mirror. The clasps and chain are in excellent working condition and everything closes snuggly.
***The back of this piece has a number of non-piercing dings (small dents), especially in the lower two corners, and is not engraved (please see photo). T is a very small, barely noticeable, sliver of mirror missing from the lower left corner of the compact. Other than that the mirror is in good condition***
Dimensions: Length: 3 5/8"
Width: 2 3/4"
Thickness: 5/8"
Weight: 8.15 oz (1/2 lb of silver)
Chain Length: 13" (approx)
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