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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