This is one of my favorites flea market finds. It’s a mother of pearl coin purse, from the late 19th century. It is beautifully carved with a bird and roses and a letter where its first owner’s name is written: Louise. The inside is blue silk, and it is in reasonably good condition for its age. I keep inside another small treasure: a very tiny elephant charm (it’s approximately 1 cm long) . The vendor said it’s bone, but fortunately I’m sure it’s some kind of resin, judging from its texture.