Art Nouveau Sterling Silver and Steel Mesh Purse and Coin Purse

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Carter Gough, Newark New Jersey Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Purse Frame with Steel Mesh Purse body. The Rococo-style frame etched with delicate guilloche pattern overall, with scrolling folliage to corners and center, the front center panel with monogram "ARE." The handle made up of a chain of circle and oval silver links. The interior frame engraved with date "1910"and marked to the opposite handle sterling. 

The coin purse of identical design, scaled properly for the smaller size of the purse. 

The purse measures 7 1/4" W. x 6 1/4" D. The coin purse measures 2 3/4" W. x 3". 7.50 ozt weight for both. 

The perfect purse for wearing with black layered slip dress, or white blouse and jeans. Large enough to accommodate phone, wallet, lipstick, comb, brush and mirror. Small enough to look really sleek. 

Carter Gough is the last of several Carter-partnerships active in Newark c. 1841 and ending in 1920. The mark is seen below. This information supplied by and with thanks to Ulysses Grant Dietz, Chief Curator and Curator of Decorative Arts, Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey.