Miniature Egg-Shaped Purse

Miniature Egg-Shaped Purse

Miniature egg shaped brass purse with enamel. Either for child or doll. Only 1.75 inches across. Sometimes these eggs were fitted for thimble and sewing tools. from the collection of Arlene...
Pietra Dura Purse

Pietra Dura Purse

Accordion style purse with Pietra Dura stone inlay front. The back is a Gutta Percha molded cameo of a woman's profile, classical style. The purse is steel mounted, with long chain. Marked "Brevete' S.G.D.G. ". Size is 4.5 by 4 inches. from the collection of Arlene...
Sioux Beaded Doctor’s Bag

Sioux Beaded Doctor’s Bag

  Lakota Sioux Beaded Doctors Bag. c.1900 Fully beaded bag with use of lazy stitch beading decorated with various Sioux geometric forms as well as butterflies.  Rather than thread, the beading was done with sinew. The Lakota would trade for European beads in the...
Koret Patent Leather KINGPIN

Koret Patent Leather KINGPIN

Type & Material: Patent Leather Purse Designer/Maker: Koret Date/Era: 1940's Description: A popular bag in the 40’s .This large patent leather bag with a gigantic diaper-pin handle serves as a pun on wartime elegance "SAFETY FIRST".  From the collection of Wilma...