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Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry presents
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JEWEL CHAT
Costume Jewelry Magazine

 


PURSES, RETICULES and HANDBAGS
Mesh, Suede, Miser's. Coin, Bakelite, Lucite, Plastic, Asian

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MESH PURSES
While mesh bags were hand made in the 1800's, the invention of the mesh making machine in 1909 made them more readily available. There are many types of mesh, some of which are: ring mesh; Dresden mesh; baby mesh; fish scale mesh; and enameled mesh. Mesh bags are still made and used today.

 

    WHITING DAVIS baby mesh purse with pink roses design, 5" by 9-1/2" with a 15" handle.   View   View   #P27810     WHITING DAVIS  baby mesh purse, child sized at 3-3/4" by 5-1/2".  View   #P25407          WHITING DAVIS Dresden purse, crocheted bottom fringe, 5" by 7-1/2".  View   #P25405

 

   WHITING DAVIS mesh bags, "hand in hand with fashion."
1932 Denver Jeweler's Buying Guide

 WHITING DAVIS Deco framed colorful baby mesh purse, 5" by 7-1/2".   View   View   #Pwin

  WHITING DAVIS baby mesh purse, yellow blue & gray, 4" by 6-1/4", with original mirror.   View   #P25406

 

   WHITING DAVIS "Dresden enamel soldered mesh bag, silk lining and mirror, enamel frame and chain, 4" wide".
Denver Jewelers Buying Guide, 1932

  WHITING DAVIS baby mesh purse in gold, crimson, blue and black, 7" by 5" body.   View   View   #P22625

   WHITING DAVIS "Dresden enamel soldered mesh bag, silk lining and mirror, enamel frame and chain, 5" wide".
Denver Jewelers Buying Guide, 1932

 

   WHITING DAVIS mesh purses.
Denver Jewelers Buying Guide, 1932

    WHITING DAVIS baby mesh purse with pink roses design, 5" by 9-1/2" with a 15" handle.   View   View   #P27810

 WHITING DAVIS mesh purses.
Denver Jewelers Buying Guide, 1932

 

  WHITING DAVIS baby mesh purse, 4" by 5" in soft lovely colors, and includes a small round mirror inside.  View    View   #P21231

   WHITING DAVIS mesh bag, "Dresden  enamel soldered mesh bag, silk lining and mirror, 4" wide."
Denver Jewelers Buying Guide, 1932

   WHITING DAVIS baby mesh purse, rose, burnt melon, blue on gray background, lined, 4" by 5-1/2". View #P26049

 

    WHITING DAVIS mesh bag, "Dresden  enamel soldered mesh bag, silk lining and mirror, 5" wide."
Denver Jewelers Buying Guide, 1932

    WHITING DAVIS  baby mesh purse in gray, blue, rose, blue and green, 4" by 6-1/2". the gold tone frame is stylized flowers and scrolls in a Deco style, circa 1930. There are 4 stitches dropped beside one hinge. Wonderful color illustrations of these mesh bags can be seen in the 1932 Denver Jeweler's Buying Guide.   View     #P24760

   WHITING DAVIS Dresden mesh purse in soft grayed colors, 4" by 6-3/4".  View   #P24990    

 

 
PURSE Deco cream, pink and blue painted mesh purse with drops, basket motif on silver tone frame, 8" by 4-1/2".   View   View   View   #P32263 WHITING DAVIS Deco painted mesh purse with floral design in geometric border, 8" by 5" with 15" chain.  View   View   View   View   #P32284  PURSE enameled mesh 7-1/2" by 4" wide with aqua enameled drops across the bottom. The lining is present but coming unstitched from the frame inside, and a few links are loose at each hinge.   View    View   #P20295   

 

       PAINTED mesh floral purse in cream, pink and green, 7-1/2" by 5" with a 16" chain handle. Two tiny links are dropped under one hinge and three under the other.  View   View   View   #P26389 

   WHITING DAVIS  black and cream metallic enameled mesh purse, 7" by 3-3/4" with 12" handle.  View   View   #P23825

    PURSE Made in Germany baby mesh purse in gray, rose pink, blue and green.   View   View   View   #P28765  

 

 WHITING DAVIS painted mesh purse in brown, apricot cream and black with Deco black and silver frame, 5" by 6-1/2" 14" chain.   View   View   #P24843

   PAINTED MESH purse in purple, red and deep yellow on a cream ground, excellent mesh condition, 3-3/4" wide and 7" long. The frame is a lovely embossed floral, lattice and scroll pattern. Two links are dropped under each hinge.   View   View   View   #24761

  WHITING DAVIS  painted mesh purse, 6-1/3" by 4" wide.  #P23210

 

  
  WHITING DAVIS "Princess Mary" silver mesh fold over bag, circa 1920, 3-7/8" by 4-1/2". Simple and elegant, this mesh is so fine it almost feels like fabric.  This purse is on page 442 of Haertig's More Beautiful Purses. View  #P20974 ALPACA Rodi & Weinenberger (German company, Pforzheim region) 
1920s Deco silver mesh purse with balls, chains and tassels, marked inside frame,  8-1/2" by 7".    View   View   View   View   #V31338
  GORHAM sterling hallmarked 1058B mesh purse, 4-3/4" by 4-1/4" with etched frame, 14" chain.   View   View   #P24759 

 

 PURSE marked "WB patn June 4, 1918"; silver mesh arched frame bag with coins front flap, 7" by 3".   View   View  #P20976

   PURSE sterling mesh purse, marked with a butterfly? Hallmark, tiny "Agnes Campbell" engraved on frame, 9" with 5" handle. A very similar purse can be seen in Evelyn Haertig's More Beautiful Purses on page 401.  View   View   View   #P28604

   PURSE silver mesh heavy purse with hallmarks, foliate etched frame, zig-zag front ruffle, 8" by 8" with 20" handle.   View   View   #P28605

 

 GERMANY gun metal gray mesh purse, 5" by 4-1/2" with 13" chain handle.   View   #P28499

   PURSE mesh gold tone compact/purse, body 7-1/2" by 3", handle 6", engraved on compact "EAG". Tiny dangle opens compact when pulled downward. . A similar purse called the "Picadilly" is on page 402 of Haertig's "More Beautiful Purses".   View   View   #P24300    

   FRANCE real gun metal mesh purse with etched and pierced frame, 6-1/2" by 6-1/2" with 12" handle, two tiny dropped links.   View   View   #P50679

 

  

 

 WHITING DAVIS silver mesh chatelaine purse. The motif on  the hook is a classical urn, and the 4-1/2" purse itself has twin blue glass clasps. The total length is 9".    View    View    View    #P19533

  GOLD TONE mesh purse with clear rhinestones clasp, 6-1/4" by 5".    View   View   View    #P21835  

 

 


SOVEREIGN or COIN PURSES
The miser's purse was in style in the mid to late 1800's. Carried by both men and women to contain money, they were flipped over a belt, held in the hand, or kept in a pocket. The metal rings push down to contain the coins, which were inserted into a small slit opening at the middle of the bag. These purses were usually either knitted or crocheted, and were often hand made from patterns found in the magazines of the time. 
 

 

    
VICTORIAN tortoise shell purse with inlaid sterling cartouche and scrolls design, divided interior, 2-1/4" by 1-5/8".   View   View   #P31279  VICTORIAN  ivory purse with bow, oval and swirl raised front design, aqua fabric fold-out inside pockets, one with tab opener, 3" by 1-3/4" by 3/4" deep.   View    View   #V29459   VICTORIAN tortoise shell small purse with inlaid sterling delicate scrolls design, divided interior, 2-1/4" by 1-3/4".   View   #P31280

 

VICTORIAN ivory sovereign purse with sterling design on front, 3" by 1-3/4" by 1/2" deep.   View   View   #V31740

SOVEREIGN Victorian cream celluloid with silver cartouche sovereign purse, 2".   View   View   #P29757

VICTORIAN ivory-colored celluloid "Communion" purse with painted front design, separate pockets inside, 2-1/2" by 2" by 1/2" thick.   View   View   #V31576

 

COIN PURSE or Tam of cut steel beads with Greek god motif, 2-1/4", marked "R" in arrowhead, patn 1890". This purse can be seen on page 204 of Haertig's "More Beautiful Purses".   View   View   View   #P12673  PURSE ivory colored celluloid sovereign purse with 4 inner pockets, illegible silver initials on the front, marked inside "T & E Paris", 2".   View   View   #P31525  LASSERRE sterling marked 925 4" mesh purse on a sterling chatelaine,  7-1/2" total length.   View    View   View    View  #P19534

 

  

  CHATELAINE Victorian sterling chatelaine with perfume, mirror, stamp box, pencil and match safe.    View   View   View    View    #V20954

     COIN PURSE satiny fabric coin purse with basket and flowers motif in metallic and fabric thread, 3" by 3", back frayed.   View   View   View   #P26645

   NECESSAIRE black enamel on sterling 3-1/4" by 2" compact purse with 2" lipstick and marcasite initials "PSM". Compartments for powder, rouge and mirror.  View   View    View   #P28393

 


PURSES with RHINESTONE FRAMES
Whether plain fabric or fancy bead worked bodies, these purses are enhanced by semi-precious gems and rhinestone studded frames. 
 

 




 


   DECO black suede evening purse with rhinestone encrusted frame and faux ruby cabochon accents.   View    View  #P13065

LEIBER black satin evening purse with frosted glass scarab top and pendant teardrop.   View    View   #P15647

LEIBER black satin evening purse with frosted glass scarab top and pendant teardrop.   View    View   #P15647  

 

HOBE gold tone purse frame with rubies, sapphires, quartz cabochons and rhinestones, marked "Hobe" inside, 6-1/4" by 3-1/2". The frame is also decorated with etched designs of flowers and leaves.   View   View   View   View   View   #O31278

HOBE purse with clear cabochons, pink blue and clear rhinestones set in gold tone frame and tambour stitch embroidered floral and beaded body, frame 8-1/2" by 1-3/4", body 12" at the widest by 5-1/2", inside fitted pockets, marked "Bags by Josef, hand beaded in the USA", light soil inside.   View   View   View   View   #O31296

HOBE ruby, sapphire, aquamarine, citrine and topaz frame purse with replacement body, frame 6" by 1-1/8", purse body 6-5/8" by 6-1/2".   View   View   View   View   #O29807

 

  HOBE Josef purse with beaded and embroidered body, aqua, pink, clear and green rhinestone frame. It is 9" wide at the bottom and 7" top to bottom.   #P23864

   HOBE unsigned purse with beaded and embroidered body, aqua, pink, clear and green rhinestone frame. It is 9" wide at the bottom and 7" top to bottom.   #P23864  Rhinestone frame DETAIL showing rhinestone drop latch.   View   View

   HOBE unsigned purse with tambour stitched and beaded and embroidered body, aqua, pink, clear and green rhinestone frame. It is 9" wide at the bottom and 7" top to bottom.   #P23864  DETAIL of beaded and embroidered body.

 

   HOBE unsigned purse with beaded and embroidered body, aqua, pink, clear and green rhinestone frame. It is 9" wide at the bottom and 7" top to bottom.   #P23864  Purse and accessories, including two satin pouches with jeweled snap and plastic comb.

  HOBE unsigned purse with beaded and embroidered body, aqua, pink, clear and green rhinestone frame. It is 9" wide at the bottom and 7" top to bottom.   #P23864  Purse is lined in cream colored fabric.

  HOBE unsigned purse with beaded and embroidered body, aqua, pink, clear and green rhinestone frame. It is 9" wide at the bottom and 7" top to bottom.   #P23864   Matching jeweled pouches.

 

  HOBE unsigned purse with beaded and embroidered body, aqua, pink, clear and green rhinestone frame. It is 9" wide at the bottom and 7" top to bottom.   #P23864  Back view

  HOBE unsigned purse with beaded and embroidered body, aqua, pink, clear and green rhinestone frame. It is 9" wide at the bottom and 7" top to bottom.   #P23864  Back view of frame.

  HOBE unsigned purse with beaded and embroidered body, aqua, pink, clear and green rhinestone frame. It is 9" wide at the bottom and 7" top to bottom.   #P23864   Mark inside one of the pouches.

 

 

Ad for this purse. The stitched and beaded body was made by well-known purse maker Josef, and the frame by Hobe, circa 1950. At the bottom, the ad says, "... evening bags by Josef... jewelry to match, bracelets $79.50, pin clips $35.00, earrings $19.75."    View
Courtesy of Pat Seal

  Josef of Paris made fabulous handbags. They were beaded in France and then imported. In 1946, when this ad came out, the price of the purse was $125.00.
Courtesy of Pat Seal

 

 


  

     PURSE cloth bodied 5-1/2" by 8" purse with jeweled frame. The body is decorated with bird and floral motifs in soft subtle colors which coordinate beautifully with the frame. View View View #P26048

 IRADJ MOINI attributed round purse with scrolling metal openwork intertwined with cabochon pink tourmalines and rhinestone swirls, set to the center with large cabochon jade-green stones, the twisted metal top handle having cabochon green stone terminals, body 6" by 3" deep.    View  #P24339

     FOLD-OVER jeweled sapphire-colored glass cabochons frame and brocade evening bag frame, circa 1920's, 8-1/2" wide and 5-1/2" tall when folded as shown. One small stone is missing at the front center, and the fabric body needs to be replaced as it is badly frayed.   View    View    View   View   View   View   #P20955

 


PURSES of CELLULOID, PLASTIC, LUCITE or BAKELITE
 

 

    PURSE Deco 1920's butterscotch-colored purse with painted pastel and rhinestones décor, 3" by 5". The outside is in wonderful condition, but the inner lining is soiled.  View   View   #P22124

   PURSE Deco 1920's black plastic purse with red rhinestones, 5-1/2" by 2-5/8". There are three compacts intact inside. Similar purses can be seen on page 545 of Haertig's More Beautiful Purses.   View   View   #P22121

PURSE celery green fabric purse with green and black plastic and rhinestones front, 3 by 4-1/2".  View   View   #P22122

 

  

   DECO plastic colorful peacock on a black background purse with interior fittings. Similar purses can be seen on page 545 of Haertig's More Beautiful Purses.  
View    View     #P20194

  WOODEN multi-colored wooden beads purse, possibly Czech circa 1940.   #P25403

    PLASTIC tortoise-colored purse with tan satin fabric lining, 5" by 3-3/4" with a 16" strap. The lining has shredding and light lipstick stains on one side.  View   View   View   View   #P26480

 

 

 

 

PURSE Lucite apple juice carved top tortoise colored body purse, circa 1960.  View   View   View   #P26773

   

 


CROCHETED and HOME KIT PURSES
 

 

CROCHETED ecru doll purse with tatted edge and drawstring, 4" by 4-1/2".    View   View   View   #a50922 VICTORIAN hair purse pocketbook charm, , 7/8". This is the smallest "purse" in my collection! See one like it in Bell's "Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry" page 197.   View   #V31399 CROCHETED Victorian ecru hand crocheted doll or child's purse with pink satin ribbon, 5-1/2".   #P28132  

 

   PURSE ivory "Irish Crocheted" purse with ribbon drawstring and crocheted ball trim, circa 1900, 7" by 14". See Haertig's More Beautiful Purses page 83-84.   View   View   #P28609

  CROCHETED brown, soft peach and yellow and tan wooden beads purse, 6" by 8" with 2" bottom tassels.   View   View   #P50680 

    LEATHER laced glass beaded fringed bag, probably made from a home kit, about 4" wide and 9" long. A similar purse is on page 111 of Haertig's "More Beautiful Purses".    #P17895  


 

 

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