This is one of the most amazing examples of early tooled leather purses we've ever had. Brown cowhide leather with a an Arts and Crafts embossed floral and striped design on one side. Hammered, brass-toned metal frame. The handle has floral tool work It closes with a turn-key lock with a green plastic pull (celluloid or another type of older plastic; it doesn't not test positive for bakelite). The interior is unusually clean and still has the original coin purse. Laced seams. Truly stunning!
Label: Meeker Made; [the patent date is obscured, but it is probably 1915 - 1917]
Fabric: Leather; metal; celluloid (or another older plastic)
Circa: Late 1910s / early 1920s
CONDITION: Overall excellent. The purse shows extremely light, normal wear (especially considering its age), with no specific issues to note.
Width: 7.75 at widest
Height: 7.5" just the bag; 13.5" with handle
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