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Here is a very old an elegant evening bag frame with Russian hallmarks. It would have housed a small wallet like fabric bag, adhered to the back plate of the frame. You can still see the residue. The front lifts up to reveal the bag.
It is not just hinged, but must also have a spring because it closes automatically. It measures approximately 6-3/4 inches long and 3 inches tall. It is 5 inches from the top of the bag to the V in the chain, and 8 inches long overall. The piece is hallmarked on both the front and back panels, but they are very difficult to discern. It did test positive for silver, and being Imperial Russian, is most likely.
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Please review the photos, which are part of the description. We package in the highest grade materials including new, previously unused bubble wrap and styrofoam peanuts. Please know your country's importation laws and restrictions. The item "Genuine Imperial Russian.835 Silver Evening Bag Frame Engraved Spider Web Fly" is in sale since Thursday, June 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Non-U. The seller is "housepicker" and is located in Stockholm, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.