L. Loeven

French Woman's Curiosa Pocketbook Pistol by L. Loeven

The accordion style black leather woman's pocketbook with nickel-plated frames, the last compartment with burgundy velvet-lined case containing a .22 caliber pinfire single-shot breech-loading pocket pistol.

1 3/4-inch hinged barrel with side-swivel barrel release.

Blued finish. Scroll and floral-engraved frame.

Folding trigger. One-piece ivory grip.

Two separate hinged door compartments containing cartridges flank the pistol.

Inside of lid with gilt label reading: L. Loeven/Fcant D’Armes/rue de Rivoli/Paris.

Overall length of case: 4 1/2-inches.