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Posted 3 years ago

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Hard to believe this could end up in a thrift store, its an Edwardian 375/9k gold mesh coin purse/hand bag. The PE assay marks were entered into the London Assay office in 1904, the maker PE is Paul Ettlinger. This beauty weighs in at a whopping 168 grams !


  1. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Lucky you! It seems in perfect condition, a simple beautiful bag :-)
  2. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
    A great find!
    Nice marks on that. There is a bit of Ettlinger around for comparison.
  3. antiquerose antiquerose, 2 years ago
    ~ HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017 ~ Thanks for following me !! All the best to you and your family !!
  4. IVAN49 IVAN49, 2 years ago
    The purse bears London Assay Office IMPORT mark and Paul Ettlinger`s mark is sponsor`s mark. (4, Holborn Circus, later, 176, Regent Street, London).The purse was made elsewhere and imported to UK by PE who paid the duty and had it assayed.
    London, April 1. 1912. Burglars entered, through a skylight, a shop adjoining Messrs. Ettlinger, jewellers, in Regent-street. They then cut huge holes in three walls into the jewelry establishment, apparently intending to remove a safe, but finally prized it open, and stole £13,000 worth of jewelry.

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