Tiffany & Co. 14K gold mesh, sapphire, and diamond purse and coin purse, both engraved with the name of the early 20th century political figure, Lena Jones Springs. Mrs. Springs, a native of Pulaski, Tennessee, became the first woman to be placed in nomination for Vice President of the United States at a political convention (the 1924 Democratic National Convention). The larger Ladies 14K yellow gold Tiffany and Company purse features 1 round brilliant and 2 mine cut diamonds approximately 0.22 carats, Clarity-VS2, Color-H, accented by 18 step cut and 2 cabochon natural sapphires on the hasp. Dimensions 5" x 5 1/2" and gross weight of 135.04 grams. The smaller Ladies 14K yellow gold Tiffany and Company coin purse features 2 cabochon natural sapphires on the hasp. Dimensions 2 1/8" x 2 1/4" and gross weight of 23.07 grams. Both purse and coin purse frames feature pierced and engraved scroll decoration with the engraved lettering LENA JONES SPRINGS / LANCASTER, SOUTH CAROLINA. Both purses marked "Tiffany & Co. 14K".Total gross weight for both purses 158.11 grams. CONDITION: Both items overall good condition.
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