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Vintage Expandable Chain Maille Purse Necklace Medicine Amulet bag Steampunk

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Chainmail, Quirky
Country/Region Of Manufacture
United States
Silver Tone

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PLEASE NOTE: ITEM CONDITION IS LISTED AS NEW.  This is a NEW design made with recycled items.  These items are used.

ONE OF A KIND Unique TOTALLY VINTAGE EXPANDABLE CHAIN MAILLE PURSE necklace designed and handmade by me.
I am passionate about designing one of a kind unique jewelry incorporating vintage jewelry. I use vintage jewelry that is no longer in one piece or no longer functional and repurpose, recycle and reinvent it into beautiful & desirable jewelry that can be worn and cherished.
This antique change purse/medicine bag was a spectacular find! Imagine my excitement when I opened this old box with a 3 cent stamp on it and found this wonderful little purse with an expandable collar on it with decorated cap clasp. I immediately knew it would have to become a necklace, for all to see, no longer could this incredible purse be stowed away in its box!
I paired it with a nice vintage snake chain, as this purse needs little enhancement, I did not want to take away from the beauty of this piece with other adornments. Sometimes less is more and this is one of those times.
This purse measures approximately 3 inches long and 2-1/4 inches wide. When expanded the mouth or collar measures approximately 1-3/4 inches wide.
One could put a key & money in this purse or medicine. I wore this to my book club recently to test drive to make certain that it fell correctly and felt good around my neck. I am happy to report that it feels great and I received many compliments on it. It is such an unusual looking piece and can actually be functional.
It will be shipped to you complete with its original shipping box. This box is from GEO. C. FRYE CO. in PORTLAND, MAINE. I would guesstimate from the stamp that it is from the 1930’s. Geo. C. Frye Co. was a manufacturer of pharmaceuticals and supplies. Perhaps this originally was made to hold medicine or drugs of some kind. The purse itself is signed on the side but I cannot read it.
Treat yourself to this one of a kind, unique treasure!

Will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box with Delivery Confirmation. Insurance would be extra, please convo me if you would like to purchase insurance and I will adjust the price. Other countries will be shipped via first class mail, insurance would be extra....convo me for a price quote.


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Priced $125.00. Categorized under Jewelry & Watches >> Handcrafted, Artisan Jewelry >> Altered Art. Condition: Pre-owned, Style: Chainmail, Gender: Unisex, Color: Other, Brand: "Handmade", Country/Region of Manufacture: United States, Metal: Silver Tone, Style: Quirky. PLEASE NOTE: ITEM CONDITION IS LISTED AS NEW. This is a NEW design made with recycled items. These items are used. ONE OF A KIND Unique TOTALY VINTAGE EXPANDABLE CHAIN MAILE PURSE necklace designed and handmade by me. I am pasionate about.