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Welcome to the beauty, history and art that is vintage jewelry. We buy and sell vintage rhinestone, costume, designer, bakelite and antique Georgian & Victorian jewelry, purses and accessories.
To be alerted when new items are added, please e-mail jane@morninggloryantiques.com and we will be glad to add you to the contact list.
All jewelry is in excellent vintage condition unless specified otherwise.  All items are subject to prior sale.
We work constantly to offer extensive jewelry research, pictures and information in our references, " Jewel Chat " and " Morning Glory Collects ". 
We share our reference material free of charge and work hard to make it accurate, but as with any research, mistakes can be made. We are not responsible for the use you make of the information here or the honest mistakes that may occur from time to time.
We do not offer identification, valuation or appraisal services. 

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Morning Glory Collects... 
things we love to buy, wear and share
ARTS & CRAFTS PURSES
 
1900-30s
 

     

  

Lovely lady with a leather Arts & Crafts purse attached at her waist chatelaine style, circa 1910.

The Arts & Crafts purses were probably inspired by William Morris' designs and Elbert Hubbard's Roycrofter molded leather book bindings and purses, there were many makers of these Arts & Crafts purses, as well as the fittings and the frames. Meeker (Joplin, MO), Enger Kress, Amity, Justin, Bosca (Springfield, Ohio) and Kranz of Cordova Shops (Buffalo, NY) are some favorite makers. Jemco and Turnloc made many of the metal fittings for purses. They were most popular from the turn of the century to the 1930s and are made of genuine leather.

   This 2-1/3" by 3-1/3" photograph of a stylish couple was taken in about 1920, and if you look closely, you will see that she carries a leather Arts & Crafts handbag.

 

  PURSE Arts & Crafts leather purse with Jemco frame, elegant and simple stripe design on bag and flower and leaf design on pull tab, circa 1935, 7" by 7-3/4". Illegible mark inside with bull's head logo. This page from the 1932 "Denver Jeweler's Buyer's Guide" shows a selection of similar Mastercraft purses of the same era.      View   View   View   View   #P32271     CORDOVA Arts & Crafts leather purse with floral motif, circa 1920, 7" by 7".   View   View   View  View #P27863    JUSTIN Arts & Crafts leather purse with rose and leaves design, circa 1920, 5-1/2" by 5-3/4".   View   View   View   #P28099

 

   PURSE, "new Perle at Noir color, fuchsia motif, fancy butler silver frame with Turn Loc clasp."
Denver Jewelers Buying Guide, 1932
  MASTERCRAFT purses.
"Handbags of genuine imported English steerhide with matching suede linings."
Denver Jewelers Buying Guide, 1932
 PURSE "star flower motif with Glo d'Or treatment, fancy rose gold finish frame with Turn Loc clasp."
Denver Jewelers Buying Guide, 1932

 

MEEKER Arts & Crafts purse with floral motif, coin purse and mirror inside, 6-1/4" by 6-3/4".  This purse can be seen in Evelyn Haertig's More Beautiful Purses on page 133.   View    View   #P12724

   MEEKER "Madge Bellamy" purse with fitted mirror, pencil and comb inside, almost child sized at 4-1/2" by 4-1/2" with 10" handle, circa 1920. There was a Madge Bellamy who was a popular 1920s actress, and I assume that is the person after whom the style was named.   View   View   View   View   View   #P20496

   ARTS & CRAFTS  "K" within a diamond mark of Frederick Kranz , Cordova Shops, New York circa 1920, 8-1/2" by 6". Inside are three compartments with matching billfold and leather notepad.   View    View   #P12722

 

    ARTS & CRAFTS Justin little girl's size 5-1/2" by 5" leather purse circa 1920. This is unusual for it's miniature size, its floral engraved gold tone frame and its motif of olives and leaves.   View    #P17894

  ARTS & CRAFTS leather purse with three roses in a pedestal basket motif, 6" by 6" with 12" handle. This has an unusual silver frame with an engraved floral motif, circa 1920.   View   View   View   View   #P26686

     MEEKER Arts & Crafts purse with morning glory motif circa 1920, 6" by 6". Leather covered mirror and coin purse inside.  View   #P12725

 

 

   AMITY leather Arts & Crafts purse with unusual berries design, 6-1/4" by 6-1/2" with 13" handle, circa 1920.   View   View   View   #P26647

  MEEKER leather Arts & Crafts purse with stylized open flower and leaf motif, back strap, 5-1/2" by 5-1/2", circa 1920.   View   View   View   View   #P26642  

 MEEKER Arts & Crafts leather purse floral design, circa 1920, 6" by 7".  View   View   View   #P25076

 

    ARTS & CRAFTS purse marked "genuine steer hide" with a lovely wild rose motif, back strap, 7-1/2" by 6", circa 1930.   View   View   View   #P16552

       MEEKER Arts & Crafts leather purse with mistletoe design, front flap opening, 9-1/2" by 7" with double hand straps, circa 1920.   View   View   View   View   #P26640

     ARTS & CRAFTS leather purse with brass frame, medallion motif, built-in mirror (silvering gone), side pockets and 1-1/2" pill box.   View   View   View   View   #P26644

 

      ARTS & CRAFTS leather purse basket of sweet peas purse with Jemco frame, circa 1930. A lovely an unusual motif with the handle as is and one corner separating, 7" by 6-1/2". This page from the 1932 "Denver Jeweler's Buyer's Guide" shows a selection of similar Mastercraft purses of the same era.      View   View   View   Separation     #P25402  

   ARTS & CRAFTS leather purse with floral motif with back strap, circa 1920.   View   View   #P13325

  ARTS & CRAFTS leather purse with unusual bird motif, circa 1920.  This purse can be seen in Evelyn Haertig's "More Beautiful Purses" on page 132.   View   View   View   #P12727

 

   BOSCA Arts & Crafts leather purse with rose and leaves design, 6-1/4" by 6-1/4". The Hugo Bosca company made their leather goods in Springfield, Ohio and was founded in 1911. To read more about the company, as well as many other Arts & Crafts purses, see the book "Artistic Leatherwork of the Arts & Crafts Era" by Daniel Lees.   View   View   View   View  #P28837 ARTS & CRAFTS leather wallet with green-tinted embossed floral design.   View   View  ARTS & CRAFTS leather purse with lily-of-the-valley design, 6" by 6".   View   View   #P28838

 

PURSE Arts & Crafts leather purse with morning glory motif and loop handle top, 7" at bottom by 8". View View View #P26810   JUSTIN Arts & Crafts leather purse with enameled frame and latch, tree motif, 5-1/4" by 7".   View   View   View   #P26804    AMITY Arts & Crafts leather purse with pussy willow motif, 6-1/2" by 6-3/4" , 12" handle. View View View #P26746

 

       ARTS & CRAFTS leather purse with upside down lily and long stamen motif, 7" long by 6-2/3" wide.   View   #P20393

  ARTS & CRAFTS mini or child's purse with stylized floral motif, bow and florets on frame, 4-1/4" by 5-1/4" with 10" handle, stitching out in handle.   View   View   View   View   #P26643

      ARTS & CRAFTS leather purse with cyclamen pattern, 7-1/2" by 6-1/2" with 14" strap, circa 1920.  View   View   View   View  #P12726

 

   ARTS & CRAFTS leather purse with nuts motif, 6-1/4" by 6".   View   View   View   #P26703

    ARTS & CRAFTS  leather purse with stylized roses motif, 6-15/8" by 6-5/8"".  View   View   View   View   #P26704

   JUSTIN Arts & Crafts leather purse with floral motif, 5-1/2" by 5-3/4".   View   View   View   #P26728

 

   PURSE Arts & Crafts leather clutch purse with 20's photo, 8-1/2" by 5-1/2".   View   View   View   View   #P28008    PURSE Arts & Crafts leather purse with leaf motif, 5-1/2" by 6-3/4".  View   View   #P28095   CASE Arts & Crafts leather case, approximately 3" by 5"  View  View   #P28096

 

   MEEKER Arts & Crafts leather purse with wild roses design, 6" by 6-1/2".  View   View   #P28100   PURSE Arts & Crafts leather purse with daffodil motif, 6-1/2" by 6".  View   View   #P28101 PURSE Arts & Crafts leather purse with four flowers and leaves, 5-3/4" by 6". This has a leather tab at the closure that is missing, but it does no affect usability or looks.  View   View   View   #P28102

 

  ART NOUVEAU circa 1920's  leather purse, brass frame with green stone whiplash style catch, 5-1/3" by 6-1/2".  View  #P20962 

   ARTS & CRAFTS  circa 1920's leather purse, gem set sterling butterfly frame. Measures 6-1/2" by 5-3/4".  View   View    View  #P20963

   MEEKER Arts & Crafts purse with geometric and foliate design, 6-1/2" by 8" with embossed green bakelite dangle, circa 1930.   View   #P25308

 

   JUSTIN Arts & Crafts leather purse with poppy motif, back strap, 7" by 5-1/2". There is a top toggle and drop missing form the frame of this purse, but it is still useable and operates perfectly.  View  View   View   View   View   View   #P26689

   AMITY Arts & Crafts leather clutch purse with retracting handles and an unusual Stephanotis floral motif, symbol of a happy marriage, circa 1930, 10-1/2" by 6". The leather on the snap front closure is worn but useable. Folds out accordion style with three interior sections and fittings for a mirror. This same style purse can be seen in Evelyn Haertig's "More Beautiful Purses" on page 135.  View   View   View   View    #P26682

   ARTS & CRAFTS leather purse with tooled design,  9" by 5/12", circa 1920.   View   View   #P20961

 

   ARTS & CRAFTS leather purse with fuchsia motif 6-1/2" by 7" with a 10" handle.   View   View   #P26688

    MEEKER Arts & Crafts leather purse with front flap and retracting handles. Folds out accordion style with three interior sections and fittings for a mirror.  View   View   View  #P20296

   MEEKER purse in Arts & Crafts design, 6-1/2" by 8" with zigzag motif and stitched sides, 6-1/2" by 7", circa 1935.  This purse can be seen in Evelyn Haertig's More Beautiful Purses on page 151.  View   View   View   #P26694

 

   REDERATS Arts & Crafts purse with morning glory motif, 7-1/3" by 7-1/2", stitching out 1" at bottom one side.   View   View   View   #P12725

   KRANZ Arts & Crafts purse with wild rose motif and an unusual shape and handles, 7" by 8", stitches out both sides and handle. Kranz is the mark of Frederick Kranz, Cordova Shops, NY.   View   View   View   View   View   #P13323

      ARTS & CRAFTS purse w/lily-of-the-valley motif, 6" by 6" by 14", handle as is.  View   View   View   #P13326

 

     ARTS & CRAFTS clutch purse with lilies and iris, 9-1/2" by 5".   View   View   View   #P13850

   MEEKER Arts & Crafts shoulder purse, 7 by 9-1/2"  View   View   #P22120

   ARTS & CRAFTS burgundy leather purse with chain handle, , 6-1/3" by 5-1/3" with 32" chain handle.  View   View   View   View   View   #P15951

 

   ARTS & CRAFTS leather purse with wild rose design, coin purse, circa 1920, 6-1/2" by 6-1/2".   View   View   View   #P28394   THE GUILD Arts & Crafts leather purse with floral motif, double handles, paper tag inside, 9" by 7", 2 broken stitches at the top right of the from.   View  View   View   #P26805  PURSE "Meeker" with 5 compartments, 8" by 7" by 4-1/2" wide, adjustable shoulder strap, multiple inside pockets, some wear on corners.   View   View   View   #P19487

 

ARTS & CRAFTS leather purse with floral design on the front, hammered frame with Turnloc fastener, 6-1/2" by 7", includes a well-worn billfold and the original leather-backed mirror in good condition inside.   View   View   View   #P31865

 VOLLARD LetherCraft marked Arts & Crafts leather embossed with stylized flowers and leaves design purse, mirror inside, 6-3/4" by 7" with 11" handle.  View   View   View   View   View   #V31466

PURSE Arts & Crafts leather purse with two-row poppies motif, circa 1930, 6" by 6". This page from the 1932 "Denver Jeweler's Buyer's Guide" shows a selection of similar Mastercraft purses of the same era.      View   View   #P28097

 

ARTS & CRAFTS leather purse marked "Noeona Bags, Better Made" frame marked patented 1915-1918, circa 1930, 7-1/2" by 6-3/4", handle 14".   View   View   View   View   #P32838 ARTS & CRAFTS leather purse, frame marked pat 1918, body 7" by 7", handle 12".   View   View   #P32565 ARTS & CRAFTS  leather purse with Jemco frame, flowers and circles design, 6" by 6" body with a 10" handle.   View   View   View   #P34526

 

JUSTIN purse enclosure which states, "This is a genuine piece of hand-colored, hand-laced steerhide made from a hand-tooled design created and executed in the shops of the Justin Leather Goods Company and is guaranteed to be perfect in materials and workmanship." JUSTIN Arts & Crafts Jemco frame and steer hide leather purse with hummingbird and trumpet vine motif on the front, 7-1/2" by 6" body and 12" strap.     View   View   #P34786 BOSCA BUILT Arts & Crafts leather purse with embossed floral panels both front and back, 1921 patented closure, no missing stitching, body 5-1/2" wide by 6". Bosca company made their leather goods in Springfield, Ohio and was founded in 1911. To read more about the company, as well as many other Arts & Crafts purses, see the book "Artistic Leatherwork of the Arts & Crafts Era" by Daniel Lees.     View   #P36903

 

 

 

 

ARTS & CRAFTS Meeker 1930s hand tooled leather purse with scrolls design, front pocket, all stitches in place. The body is 6-1/4" by 6-1/4", and this includes a pocket and a mirror on the inside. These purses were all hand crafted one at a time.   View   View   View   #V37770

 

 

  REFERENCE:

"Artistic Leatherwork of the Arts & Crafts Era" by Daniel Lees
a wonderful book with not only great color pictures, but extensive information.
 
 

 


 

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