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VINTAGE PURSE FRAMES & PARTS

Vintage Purses and Compacts

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Lucite Purse Set

rosette Rare and Unusual Pressed Glass Handles, Pair New Listing!

Item: #6870
Width: 6-1/8"
Height of Handle: 4-3/8" at top center
Handle Center to Center at Holes:  5"
Details:  Unusual pressed glass pair of purse handles. Sew holes at each side. Slightly offset when looking at from side (see photos). There is one very tiny chip visible on lower end under hole of the handle with the price tag on it (just one of the teeth missing).  It's really not that noticeable at all.
Markings:  None

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$125 Pair includes s/h*

#6870

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Two-Tone Handle Set

rosette Two-Tone Celluloid(?) Handles, Pair New Listing!

Item: #CH1
Width: 6-1/8"
Height of Handle: 6-7/8" at top center
Details:  Very pretty two-tone celluloid, plastic, catalin or bakelite handles for fabric or tapestry purse. Handles are split at bottom to allow for purse to be slipped on. 
Markings:  None

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$65 Pair includes s/h*

#CH1

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Twisted Lucite Handle

rosette White Twisted Lucite Purse Handle with Brass Mounting Hardware New Listing!

Item: #LH2
Handle Width: Lid measures 5-3/4"
Height of Handle: 4-3/8" at center
Handle Center to Center Measures: 5-1/4"
Details:  White twisted lucite handle for lucite purse. Brass swivel mounting hardware included (no screws).
Markings:  None

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$65 includes s/h*

#LH2

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Lucite Purse Set

rosette Handle, Lid and Clasp for Lucite Purse (Rialto or similar) New Listing!

Item: #LH1
Width: Lid measures 8" x 3-3/4"
Height of Handle: 5-1/4"
Handle Center to Center Measures: 3-1/2"
Details:  This carved lucite lid came from a purse which had severely cracked and warped. The lid is intact with visible crazing, but the handle and clasp are very usable as is the lid if you are in need. The hardware is all excellent. The hinge for the purse itself is riveted so not sure that could be used or not.
Markings:  None

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$95 includes s/h*

#LH1

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Purse Frame

rosette Openwork Silver Figural Frame with Cupids on Both Sides, Woman Reading Book and Man Playing Instrument

Item: #13715
Width: 7" outside measurement; 6-1/4" wide at hinges
Height: 3-3/4" high from top of clasp to bottom of hinge
Depth: 7/16"
Details:  Beautiful silver (not marked for sterling; however it does tarnish and I was told it was 800 silver when I purchased it) openwork frame with full-figured cupids (one holding bow and the other holding arrow), a woman or man reading a book, another man playing an instrument, and musical instruments on either end.  Both sides of the frame are the same. The chain is a link chain and is very heavy.  There are sew holes to attach purse. 
Markings:  None

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$335 includes s/h*

#13715

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Purse Frame rosette Victorian Double-Jeweled Filigreed Purse Frame

Item: #17765
Width:  5-1/8" at hinges
Height:  2-1/2" not counting clasp; to top of clasp, 3-3/8" high
Details:  Jeweled on both sides, brass filigree, 6 jewels total, no handle but does have holders for one. Frame is a press-in style (no sew holes) and is nicely embossed on all sides. Tall stand-up clasp surround is also nicely embossed on both sides.
Markings: None

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$195 includes s/h*

#17765

Jeweled Purse Frame

rosette Ornate Jeweled Purse Frame with 62 Jewels on Front, Back, Sides, and Top!

Item: #17760
Width: 7-3/4" outside measurement; 7" wide at hinges
Height: 3-1/2" high from top of clasp to bottom of hinge
Depth:  1/2" inside frame; 1-1/4" when looking at frame from top down
Details:  Heavy embossed brass frame with jewels in shooting star pattern all over the handle - sides, top, front and back.  There are 62 jewels in place in the frame; some are apparent replacements but most all are cabochons in a ruby red or aqua green shade.  There are 12 missing.  There is no chain but there are two large loops on either end of the frame to attach one. Clasp snaps shut tightly and hinges are fine.  There is an openwork border for the purse to be sewn to on the inner edges.
Markings:  None

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$195 includes s/h*

#17760

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rosette Enamel Guilloche and Jeweled Purse Frame with Filigree

Item: #17761
Width: 6" outside measurement
Height: Almost 3" high from top of clasp to bottom of hinge; 2-1/2" at side from top of frame to hinge bottom
Depth: 3/8"
Details:  Very pretty little silvertone purse frame with embossed and filigreed designs.  Center vignette with enamel guilloche flower in yellow with green leaves and pink background.  There is a red cabochon jewel on each corner.  Back of frame is embossed.  Kiss snap closure with chainlink handle; hinges are excellent.  Sew holes.  Chainlink handle has some tarnishing.
Markings:  None

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$145 includes s/h*

#17761

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Purse Frame

Jeweled Purse Frame with Carved Carnelian Clasp and Swans

Item: #17762
Width: Almost 6-1/2" outside measurement; 6-3/8" wide at hinges
Height: 2-7/8" high from top of clasp to bottom of hinge; side height is 2-1/4"
Depth:  1/2" outside; 1/4" inside
Details:  Embossed brass with raised jeweled segments with flowers and leaves.  Oval carnelian cabochons on each corner, 6 ruby jewels across front.  Clasp is a square carved carnelian stone pushbutton.  There is also a pretty embossed flowers drop wreath pendant.  Two full figured swans on either corner for attaching handle.  Back is embossed.  Sew holes.
Markings:  None

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$225 includes s/h*

#17762

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Purse Frame

rosette Jeweled and Enameled Purse Frame with Swans and Enameled Daisy Clasp

Item: #17763
Width: 5" outside measurement
Height: 2-5/8"" high from top of clasp to bottom of hinge; 2-1/4" high at sides
Depth:  1/2" outside; 1/4" inside
Details:  Very pretty little embossed brass frame with enameled accents and a band of emerald colored jewels.  The push-button clasp is an enameled daisy.  All of the enamel on the front is in excellent condition; daisy has a few teeny losses at center edge.  Back of frame is embossed.  There are two full figured swans holding the double chainlink handle.  The drop pendant is new but is a nice match.  Sew holes. Hinges and clasp all good; chainlink handle has some verdigris.
Markings:  None

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$165 includes s/h*

#17763

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Purse Frame

rosette Unique Ornate Side Snap Openwork Double Jeweled Clutch Frame

Item: #17764
Width: 6" at top edge; 7" at hinges
Height: 2-3/4"
Depth:  3/8" outside (not counting side snaps or jewel projection; 1/4" inside
Details:  Very ornate openwork filigreed frame in brass with real gemstone jewels set on both sides.  The frame is for a clutch style purse as there is no place to attach a handle.  The top sides have snaps that fold over to hold the frame closed.  There are 3 jewels on the front plus 2 more on the snaps.  The back side of the frame has 5 jewels.  I am not sure what they are ... possibly turquoise and carnelian?  The reddish ones are marquis shaped and the turquoise are round.  The frame does show verdigris which I choose to leave as is.  There is some slight bending to the inner portion where the sew holes are but this would be covered up by the purse so is not an issue at all.  Not sure of the age of this but I feel it is definitely 1800's.
Markings:  None

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$185 includes s/h*

#17764

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Purse Frame

rosette Openwork Silver Figural Frame with Puttis on Both Sides

Item: #10480
Width: 6-1/8" outside measurement; 5-3/4" wide at hinges
Height: 4-1/2" high from top of clasp to bottom of hinge
Depth:  1/2"
Details:  Beautiful silver (not marked for sterling; however it does tarnish) openwork frame with full-figured puttis playing, two with wings on the sides. Detailed and heavily embossed chainlinks make up the handle.  This was on a silk fabric purse and has sew holes all the way around on the inner edge.  Clasp is just a push rod, no top on it but it is functional this way. 
Markings:  None

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$225 includes s/h*

#10480

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Purse Frame

rosette Sterling Silver Figural Frame with Puttis and Griffins by Wm. Kerr, Circa 1880 - 1927

Item: #SS1
Width: 6-1/2" outside measurement; 4-1/2" wide at hinges
Height: 4" high from top of clasp to bottom of hinge
Details:  Gorgeous sterling silver high relief frame with full-faced puttis with wings on either corner edge and two winged griffins on either side of center cartouche.  Detailed and heavily embossed chainlinks make up the handle.  This was on a silk fabric purse and has sew holes all the way around on the inner edge, not the top edge (see photos). 
Markings:  Sterling Silver hallmark for Wm. B. Kerr Co. of Newark, New Jersey.  Company was in business from the 1880's until 1927 when they were bought out by Gorham.
Weight: 4.2 oz. or 119 grams  

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$425 includes s/h*

#SS1

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Purse Frame

rosette Enameled Embossed Purse Frame

Item: #ENF1
Width:6" outside measurement
Height:  2-3/4" high at side edge (does not count clasp or chain holders).
Drop Pendant: 1-3/4" long
Details:  Silvertone (not sterling) ornately embossed frame with blue and white enamel flowers on the frame, chain holders, and drop pendant.  It is not marked sterling but it does tarnish and polish as if it has silver content, so possibly silverplate. Top of push-button clasp is also blue enamel. 
Markings: None

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$135 includes s/h*

#ENF1

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Purse Frame rosette Ornate Figural Cherubs Cast Brass Purse Frame

Item: #5918
Width: 6-3/4"
Height at Center: 4"
Details:  This is a stunning solid cast brass frame richly embossed with full figured cherubs ... 5 on each side.  And while it has sew holes all the way around, it does have problems which preclude it's use for a purse.  One of the ball clasp closures is missing completely and the chainlink holders are both on the same half of the frame, so it won't ever stay shut.  However, it would be a fantastic picture frame for a beaded scene from a purse that is incomplete or a needlepoint or petitpoint scene.  This could be mounted by either stitching to the frame (click on the small open picture to see the frame close-up) or gluing to the back side and then simply hanging by the two handle rings.  It would be a truly unique, one-of-a-kind frame!  This is an extremely heavy piece of solid brass.
Markings: Unmarked but most likely French

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$250 includes s/h*

#5918

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Purse Frame

rosette Ornate Filigreed Figural Cherubs Purse Frame

Item: #6231
Width: 7-1/4" outside measurement
Height: 4" high at center to top of clasp; inside measurement from hinge to sew holes at top edge is 2-1/8"
Details:  Silvertone (not sterling) ornately filigreed frame with full-figured puttis in center and on both corners.  Northwind faces on both sides by hinges.  Back and front are identical.  Flower baskets hold chain.  Nice heavy frame that would enhance a higher-end purse.
Markings: None however original lining is included with original label from Germany, so I assume the frame is German as well.  Lining will be included although it is shattered and unusable but label could be sewn into a new lining.

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$395 includes s/h*

#6231

Purse Frame rosette Ornate Figural Cherubs Cast Brass Purse Frame - Weighs over 13 Ozs.!

Item: #9270
Width: 8-1/4"
Height: 4-3/8" at center from lowest point to top of frame (not counting clasp):
Details:  Extremely heavy and ornate solid brass frame with cherubs... both sides are identical. This very ornate frame would be beautiful on a large, higher-end purse. Sew holes on outer border of frame and are spaced fairly far apart. I don't think this could be used with a beaded purse .. probably a tapestry or petitpoint or fabric.. Missing chain handle but rings are included. 
Markings: None

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$325 includes s/h*

#9270

Purse Frame rosette Ornate Figural 800 Italy Sterling Silver Cherubs Purse Frame

Item: #12970
Width: 7-1/4" not counting hinge knobs
Height:  4" at center to top of frame (not top of clasp)
Details:  This is one of the finest frames I have ever owned.  It is Italian sterling silver and is done in openwork design with full-figured putties on both sides.  The chain is made up of dozens of tiny embossed florette links and is held on either side by a mythical dolphin creature.  Chain handle measures 23" long end to end!  Sew holes both sides spaced about 1/2" apart.  Exquisite quality and workmanship!
Markings:  Made in Italy and 800

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$425 includes s/h*

#12970

Purse Frame rosette Embossed Celluloid Purse Frame

Item: #9535
Width:  6" wide at hinges and measures .
Height at Hinge:  1-3/4" high to center point under frame top; height to top of clasp is 3" 
Details:  Pretty embossed flowers and ribbon is identical on both sides; one side (shown) has traces of old paint. Chainlink handle is original.  Sew holes all in good shape.
Markings:  None

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$225 includes s/h*

#9535

Purse Frame rosette "Carved Ivory" Celluloid Purse Frame

Item: #9156
Width: 7-1/2" wide at widest point
Height at Hinge:  3" high just beneath the center of the frame at top; height to top of clasp is 4-1/4".  
Details:  Carved  "ivory" incised designs on top of frame and clasp as well as chain holder. Chain handle is original.  Sew holes all in good shape.
Markings:  None

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$125 includes s/h*

#9156

Purse Frame rosette Brass Purse Frame with Jeweled Clasp

Item: #13421
Width: 6-1/4"
Height at Side: 2-1/8"
Details:  Solid brass purse frame, simple design with 2 sapphire (glass? ... may be real, I haven't checked) jeweled clasp.    Sew hole loops tightly spaced all the way around.  Brass chainlink handle.  Very nice original high polish.. Some slight bending to frame when looking straight down on it ... I haven't tried to straighten but it should be fairly easy to shape as it is a very fine brass, not the heavier type.
Markings: None

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$85 includes s/h*

#13421

Purse Frame rosette Jeweled and Enameled Figural Purse Frame with Serpents

Item: #7551
Width: 7"
Height at Side: 3-3/8" high at center to top of clasp
Details:  Stunning embossed brass frame with two malachite jewels on either side of embossed serpents.  Flower basket pendant, chainlink handle.  Very deco!  Frame is double thick with groove for material to be inserted with sew holes through both sides.  Exceptionally high quality. 
Markings: None

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$350 includes s/h*

#7551

Purse Frame rosette Victorian Double-Jeweled Filigreed Purse Frame

Item: #6890
Width:  5-1/2"
Height:  4" not counting clasp
Details:  Jeweled on both sides, brass filigree, 14 jewels total, no handle
Markings: None

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$275 includes s/h*

#6890

Purse Frame rosette Brass Purse Frame

Item: #986
Width: 4 "
Height at Center: 2"
Details:  Solid brass arch shaped frame with snap ball closures, chainlink handle not brass.  Old patina evident but it will polish up nicely.  Only sew holes are at the hinge corners ... it is a press-in style.  Some slight bending of frame near hinges that will easily straighten out.
Markings: None

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$35 includes s/h*

#986

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