Purses have been recognizable since the eighteenth century, when leather and needlework purses were preferred. Beaded purses became popular in the nineteenth century, went out of style, but are again in use. Mesh purses date from the 1880s and are still being made. More distinctive purses were made by famous designers like Dior and Balenciaga after 1945, but before then, especially during the two World Wars, purses were practical.
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|Purses||Beaded||White & Crystal Beads, 6 x 9 In.||2000||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Beaded||White, Gold Tone Frame, Chain Handle, Dormer, Paris, Belgium, N.y., 7 x 5 In.||2000||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Coin||Double, Chatelaine, Teal||2000||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Coin||Mesh, Chatelaine, Silver, Gold Plate, 4 Dolphins, Teardrop Fringe, Germany||2000||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Coin||Mesh, Garnets, Simons Brothers, Philadelphia, 2 5/8 x 2 3/4 x 3/4 In.||2000||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Crochet||Clutch, Orange, Pink, Gold, Rhinestone Circle Pin On Flap, 7 x 4 In.||2000||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Fruiting Branches Front Back||Leather Interior, Sterling Silver, C.1890||2000||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Fur||Navy, Square, Bamboo Handle, Leather Shoulder Strap, Gucci||2000||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Ivory||Choriao Offering Shoe To Kosekiko, Kosekiko On Reverse, 18th Century, 2 7/8 In.||2000||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Ivory||Floral Carving, Shishi Finial, Barrel Form||2000||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Ivory||Inlaid Butterfly Dancer, 4-case, Shokasai, Gold Lacquer||2000||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Ivory||Sleeve, Woman Carrying Basket, Boy Feeding Fowl, 2 Inside Sections, 3 1/2 In.||2000||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Leather||Black Calf, Baguette Shape, Gilt Metal, Silver Clasp, Hermes, 1960s||2000||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Leather||Courchevel, Gilt Metal Lock, Key Sheath, Brown, Hermes, 1990||2000||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Leather||Embossed, Art Nouveau, Bronze Mount||2000||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Leather||Gray, Channeled Stitching, Gold Link Strap, Rectangular, Chanel, 5 In.||2000||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Leather||Peacock Design, Meeker, 6 x 6 1/2 In.||2000||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Leather||Satchel Shape, Louis Vuitton||2000||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Leather||Tooled, Black & Brown, 1960s, 10 1/2 x 10 In. ~illus||2000||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Lucite||Amber Tortoiseshell, Llewellyn||2000||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Lucite||Clear & White, 2 Handles, 4 Footed, 6 x 3 3/4 x 5 In.||2000||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Lucite||Clutch, Blue, Silver Sparkles, Gold Plated Clasp, 9 1/4 x 1 3/8 x 4 1/2 In.||2000||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Lucite||Egg Shape, Faberge Style, Judith Leiber||2000||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Lucite||Gray Marbleized, Etched Flowers, Metal Grill||2000||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Lucite||Tortoise, Ribbed, Swing Handles, Carved Lid||2000||Login / Create Account for Price|