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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|Image||Category||Pattern or Item||Description||Year Priced||Price|
|Purses||Velvet||Silver Clasp & Chain, Early 1900s||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Woven Leather||Red Lucite, Dorsett Rex||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Alligator||Black, Hermes||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Alligator||Brown, Rectangular||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Alligator||Case, Fitted With 7 Covered Sections||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Alligator||Gilt Metal Dolphin Clasp, Beige, Signed, Judith Leiber, 1960s||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Beaded||Allover Black Bugle Beads, Mirrors, Regale Miami, 1950s||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Beaded||Allover Seed Pearls, Evening Bag, Rhinestones On Clasp||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Beaded||Drawstring Top, Open Winged Butterfly Design, 7 1/4 In.||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Beaded||Floral, Gold & Silver Frame||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Beaded||Indian Design, C.1880, 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 In.||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Beaded||Indian Design, C.1900, 8 x 6 In.||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Beaded||Indian, Crystal Leaves, Vines, Folds Over||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Beaded||Landscape Scene, Germany||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Beaded||Oval, Imitation Tortoiseshell, Celluloid Frame, Mirror In Lid, Silk Cord Handle||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Beaded||White Beads On Plastic, Germany||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Beaded||White, 1950s||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Beaded||Woven, Floral Design, Dark Blue Satin Lining, 1920, 5 x 7 In.||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Black Silk||14k Gold Frame & Chain, Diamond Clasp & Terminals, Cartier||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Butterfly Shape||Comb, Coin Purse, Make-up Mirror, Judith Leiber, 6 In.||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Calf||Brown, Kelly, Hermes, 12 In.||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Celluloid||Little Berry Kelly, 1920s||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Chain Mail||Molded Roses & Scrolls, Chain Handle, Sterling Silver||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Clutch||Spherical, Geometric, Green, Red, Blue, White, Gold, Signed, 1980, 3 1/2 In.||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Cobra Snakeskin||Silver Frame, France||1998||Login / Create Account for Price|