A Russian gem-set gold and silver purse frame, Alexander Tillander, St. Petersburg, 1899-1903. The silver frame cast, chased, and pierced in a floral pattern and set with chased gold foliage and scrolls as well as collet set sapphires in gold mounts, the handle of gold-mounted silver floral and foliate chain with collet set sapphires in gold mounts, fitted with original silk brocade purse attached and with satin-lined interior. Struck with maker’s marks and 56 gold standard. Dimensions: 7 x 9 in. (17.8 x 22.8 cm).
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