A French Louis XV period velvet and gold thread armorial gaming purse

A French gaming purse ( also called : Dévolu) in red velvet embroidered in gold thread , lined in calfskin, with a coat of arms of three fleurs de lys surmounted with the crown of an earl and the lambel for a younger son.
Maybe for the counts of Estaing of the counts of Razilly in Anjou.

French, mid-18th century.

Diameter 13 cm ( 5 1/4 inches )

The gaming purses were used among others for playing cards at the court of Versailles .










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