This is a lovely little late Victorian or Edwardian Scottish horsehair sporran.
It is a great authentic item to finish a wee boy's dress kilt.
The front of the sporran is made of horsehair - it has darkened and changed tone a little naturally over 100 years - and is now a slightly more cream colour in tone. But it is generally nice and clean.
There are two long black horsehair tassels hanging. Above - it has a decorative silver-coloured mantle at the top made of white metal (don't think that it is silver but does look the part) and this is decorated with entwined dragons - in the manner of Alexander Ritchie. There is a faux button clasp button at the top.
The back is covered in an old dark brown leather and there is a wee open pouch section into which you might slip a little coin or two - but not much else.
It comes with a belt and chain to allow it to be worn - the black leather belt attached is of a much later date - i.e. late 20th century.
So a nice wee sporran for a younger boy to wear - perhaps to a wedding or on St Andrews day - of course, it is also highly decorative and would make a quirky decorator's item in a Scottish themed interior.
Dimensions: overall length is 11 inches. Width of the sporran 4 1/2 inches.
Generally, nice and clean - no engraved inscriptions or names.
Fair enough price for this cute little historical Scottish dress item.