Fashionably dainty Gold mesh handbag from classic roaring 1920’s, designed with 9K Gold mesh, Blue Sapphire, Emeralds, Red Stones and Pearls in 18K and 22K Gold. It was most likely elaborately decorated to match the beautiful flapper dresses of the era and being too small to carry make up compacts, a few coins these bags were considered a fashion accessory more than handbags.
In the late 1800s, the medieval look was all the rage, so chainmail-like coin purses that attached to a chatelaine were stylish accessories for Victorian ladies. It wasn't until the early 1900’s that a mesh machine was patented and by the 1910s, American designers was producing wildly popular spins on the concept. During the Depression, designers switched to base metals like copper, and the style all but disappeared during the rations of World War II. But the mesh bags made a comeback in the '50s as stars like Ingrid Bergman and Jane Russell sported them in the movies. In the '70s, mesh was even used in halter tops with matching disco bags.
Emerald: 8.18 cts.
Red Stone: 0.19 gms.
Dimension: 35(H)x8(L)x0.2(D) cms.
Net Weight: 102 gms.