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2606 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23517

Gold Beaded and Leather Chatelaine Purse with Art Nouveau Clasp, c.1890s


Round gold beaded chatelaine purse with looped fringe and leather back. Beaded pattern radiates from the center. Silver metal clasp with Art Nouveau image of a woman's face in a flower and surrounded by leaves and flowers. From the late 19th century.

Also called a kilt purse due to ring on the chain handle that was used to hang the purse from a belt. Kid leather interior. In beautiful condition with some patina from wear on the leather back.

5 inches in diameter. Weighs 10 oz.


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