Vintage 1920s Meeker Tooled Leather Purse with Celuloid Clasp

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

  • CARE:
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