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Fashion Accessories1291 of 1955Hand FansCultured pearl coin purse
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Posted 4 years ago


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My Wife's mother gave this piece to here years ago, is this a folding purse? it is silver plate and really dirt.


  1. filmnet filmnet, 4 years ago
    How did this work? any names of this?
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    The holes at the lower edge enabled a pouch to be sewn onto this device. When open your hand could fit through the opening into the pouch bag. The concertina movement closed, the top fitted over the mechanism to lock the bag pouch. The ring enabled you to hang it from the wrist I suppose.
    There's a photo of a fitted purse here:

    The call it: "Wonderful Antique Reticule Type Glove Leather Purse Circa 1910"
  3. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
    Great job vetraio50 ! I could not figure out where the purse part was and what this was . I learned something today :-) That is what CW is all about sharing knowledge ! Kudo's on getting this one :-)
  4. filmnet filmnet, 4 years ago
    Wow as i guy i guess this, i saw the bottom had o's
  5. Hunter Hunter, 4 years ago
    here's another type on eBay I just came across:
  6. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
    Nice Hunter ! I like that one better than baseball leather look :-) You guys have good eyes !!!!!!!
  7. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 years ago
    My sister is a vintage purse collector and has a number of these with this type of enclosure. Both cloth and chain weave.
  8. michellerduBois michellerduBois, 4 years ago
    yes Amber a lot of these style purses are called beggars bags some of cloth,leather,and chainmail linkage it would hook onto the o loops, the top is called a gate . Whiting and Davis are usually amongst the more elite style of these fashionable wrist(gated bag) satchels and were usually silver or gold plated. Hope that helps. Michelle Renee' DuBois
  9. Hunter Hunter, 4 years ago
    just published this article on chatelaines - a related early form of purse/accessory device:


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