1 The Golliwogg family by Vigny. The largest bottle (2nd from left) is 7 inches tall and the tiny guy with the Rastafarian hair-do is 2". The head in front is probably a stopper.
2 Mandalian painted tile mesh purse in gold and several shades of blue. Gorgeous frame with glass cabs and enamel.
4 Whiting and Davis black and white painted tile mesh purse with attached compact. Compact has a gentleman bowing over his lady's hand, and opens to provide access to the purse. Handle is cord rather than chain.
This purse is shown on page 382 of The Great American Jewelry Catalog, 1926, The Oscamp Nolting Co. Cincinnati, Ohio (the Jewelry City).
Catalog description: Fish scale mesh purse. White and black enameled. Silver plated double compact case top. Butler finish black enamel inlaid figures. Top contains two powder puffs, mirror and bobbed hair comb. Length of purse is 5 1/2 inches. Size of top is 3x2 inches. No. 56689 $15.00
5 Mandalian painted tile mesh purse.
6 Mandalian painted tile mesh purse with enameled flowers on the frame.
7 Mandalian painted tile mesh purse.
8 Whiting and Davis painted tile mesh purse with enameled flowers.
9 Whiting and Davis Dresden mesh purse in yellow with pink roses.
10 Whiting and Davis Dresden mesh purse with an enameled Deco purse frame.
11 Whiting and Davis Dresden mesh purse with channel-set green rhinestones in the frame and an enameled clasp. The purse is slightly lighter in color, but I couldn't capture it.
12 Whiting and Davis mesh purse with enameled frame.
13 Child's Dresden mesh purse marked Germany.
14 Whiting & Davis Dresden style fine mesh purse.
15 Whiting and Davis Dresden mesh purse. This one is lined.
16 Whiting and Davis Dresden mesh purse in tones of gray and black, with black enameled frame and handle. Lined and with original mirror.
17 Whiting and Davis black and gold metal link purse.
18 Whiting and Davis white tile purse with bakelite handle and frame.
19 Whiting and Davis for Schiaparelli gold metal mesh purse.
20 "Silesian wirework" purse circa 1820s.
21 Detail of wirework purse from center.
22 Metal baubles that hang from the side of the purse, as well as detail of the chain handle and side.
23 Another of the metal bauble.
24 "Silesian" wirework coin purse. Measures 3 1/2" by 2/14" with a 7" chain. In incredible condition with one metal bead missing from the center of a flower.
Marked with a stamped, overlapping double V forming a W and the word Revete on the frame. Interior, rose-colored silk lining has come loose and it is backed with paper on which there are printed French words. I cannot read any of it and the paper is mostly glued back-to-back.
Sent to Christie Romero who studied it and her comments are: The "breveté" mark and the newsprint certainly suggest that it's French. But the mark under the "breveté" looks like part of a German mark for WMF, est. 1880 as mfrs of "silver, plate and other metalwork" (from Haslam's Marks & Monograms, the Decorative Arts, 1880-1960). One of their marks is W (configured like the W on your purse - looking like two overlapping Vs) above MF - which there isn't room for below the W on your purse. As we know, the Germa...
25 Front of purse closeup showing braided mesh and decoration. The flat metal "flower" is often used with these purses.
26 Back of "Silesian" wirework coin purse showing wire mesh in a diamond pattern.
27 Another "Silesian" wirework coin purse showing very similar manufacture though with no frame markings.
Purse shape is different but made with the same riveted construction. Chain purse handle is the same. This one's interior is intact and still attached, again with several compartments. No lining.
Front decoration is missing some leaves on the left, but the purse is in very good condition otherwise with only a tiny bit of rust on the back.
28 Back of the purse.
29 Sterling mesh purse with rhinestones. Initials MAR.
30 Finely beaded pouch or purse? No handle or drawstring.
31 Fabulous large seed bead purse with elaborate frame. No markings.
32 Calvaire tapestry purse, marked Made in France especially for Calvaire New York.
33 Purse of tiny seed beads in yellow, pink and blue patterns with pink and yellow bead fringe. Enameled frame.
34 Deco purse of gold and silver cut steel beads with bi-color twisted chain fringe. French.
35 Small Deco-style purse of cut steel beads and seed beads.
36 Arita seahorse buttons.
37 Schiaparelli "eyelash" hat
Surrealist hat of black wool with curled black feathers on the edge resembling eyelashes. Label: Schiaparelli Paris. Created by Schiparelli licensee.
38 Back of Schaiparelli hat.
39 Side view of Schiaparelli hat. There is a small black velvet bow below the feathers.
40 Another side view.
41 Fred Bare Opulent Rose Hat
Of black straw densely covered overall with four inch wine red millinery roses forming a dome, iridescent silk bow at front, labeled: Fred Bare Head Wear and Saks Fifth Avenue. Excellent condition.
42 Schiaparelli floral hat with original hat box. From dearest Bobye.
43 Pumpkin and black rafia hat by Schiaparelli. Created by Schiparelli licensee.
44 Side view of Schiaparelli hat.
45 Schiap signature inside hat.
46 Ansonia green lizard pumps and matching box bag. From the 1950s.
47 Ansonia silver kid and glitter samdals with matching boxy clutch. From the 1950s.
48 Beaded bag and platform shoe set c. 1940s
Blue carnival glass clutch label "Walborg, Belgium" w/ original tags, 4" x 11"; matching beaded navy blue suede platform & ankle-strap shoes, size 7, excellent.
49 Beaded bag and platform shoes.
50 Schreiner made belts for the fashion industry during the 1960s. According to Harrice's interview with Terry Schreiner, "Terry noted that if she were to make the same belts today, they'd have to cost two to three thousand dollars because the stones have gotten so expensive." p 63.
I couldn't get the entire belt on my scanner, so you see the back side on the left and the front on the right. Gorgeous jewel-tone and pearl pear-shaped drops and jewel-tone cabs set in silver-tone metal. Unsigned.
51 Rebajes copper tragedy and comedy belt.
52 Gilt metal belt by Miriam Haskell.
53 Haskell dimensional, stunning, but quite uncomfortable choker which can also be worn as a hair ornament, c. first half of the 1950s. Gilt metal flowers and half flowers, leaves, green glass beads, and roses montees on swirling metal pieces. See Cera pg. 111 for another example. Signed Haskell.
54 Front of choker and view of interior and hook. All elements are wired directly onto the metal form.
55 Haskell pearl and gilt metal headpiece or tiara. Based on the use of Niki pearls this is late 1950s to early 1960s. Signed Haskell with an oval plaque.
56 Headpiece showing beautiful leaves and flowers covered in a tapestry of baroque pearls.
57 Aigrette headpiece with a diamond starburst in 14K, circa 1915. It is folded flat in this picture. The bottom of the tube holding the starburst allows the gold band to rotate. Came in its original box. Very rare.
58 Headpiece unfolded. Aigrette feathers are a deep mahogany color, possibly dyed as egrets are white.
FYI, the fashionable ladies almost caused the egret to go extinct. Aigrette plumes only occur during mating season and huge numbers of egrets were killed for their feathers. ;-(
59 Close-up of the starburst. Note the 3 diamonds on gold wires above the centerpiece. The starburst is also a pin and can be removed to wear separately.
60 Victorian hairwork watch fob. Hair is in perfect condition. Some enamel missing on the metalwork on the right. Initial on the fob is an "M".
61 Georgian (c. 1820s) slide watch chain with swivel hand.
62 Sterling card case with enameled border. Initals GAW on front.
63 Sweetheart compact.
64 Lipstick has never been touched -- still has the paper over it.
65 From Roger, who always finds the coolest stuff!
Vintage jewelry cleaning kit. It says in the lid: Directions: Moisten the brush, rub it in the soap till saturated with a thick lather and apply to Jewelry, rinse in clean water and lay the article in the box-wood sawdust a few moments until dry. Then remove the particles of sawdust with a dry brush and polish with the chamois.
Bailey Banks & Biddle Co. Philadelphia
Underneath the tray is sawdust. The chamois is missing.
66 Carved wood box for gloves.
67 What the well-dressed woman needs -- the ultimate plastic accessory....