A Charming pair of Edwardian silver Purses formed as Pigs.
A charming pair of silver Purses, large and small, in the form of Pigs. The larger example is import marked for London 1904, Paul Ettlinger, the importer’s mark. The other small purse, is marked ‘Sterling 935’.
According to John Culme, ‘Gold & Silversmiths, Jewellers & Allied Traders, [London] 1838-1914‘, Paul Ettlinger moved from Holborn Circus to the second floor of 176, Regent Street, in June 1903, from where he advertised chain purses and bags of every description in silver and gold, together with a variety of other Ladies’ accessories.
Good. One small piece apparently missing on one side of the large silver pig’s mesh. One tiny ruby eye missing from the small pig.
Large Pig: length – 18 cm.; width – 12.80 cm.; weight [of the two purses] – 198.60 gms.
Small Pig: length – 5 cm.; width – 4.50 cm.