It's a sweet one and in good condition. A mellow, rich medium brown pebbly leather with very Nouveau or Deco tooled lotus and scroll design. What's particularly nice is that colored decorative enamel on the frame has somehow managed to survive all these years. A carrying strap has a 6" drop and is 1/2" wide. It is hand-stitched with leather cord (as are the sides of the purse). One stitch on the strap is broken. No other stitching is damaged or missing. The metal fittings that attach the strap to the frame are decorated with fine etching and scrolls. So much care was taken! The purse has a well-functioning metal frame marked JEMCO and is stamped on the front with a pretty mosaic design. Yellow and black enamel, mostly intact, decorates the frame. Top snap closure has a loop pull inscribed TURNLOC. The purse will lock or unlock when you twist the loop. Inside the purse frame it's inscribed: Patented Oct 15, 1915, May 15 1917 July 23, 1918. Purse's interior is that distinct Deco or Nouveau bronze/drab olive suede in excellent condition-no stains or rips, just expected age-wear. The back of the purse is plain un-worked leather. Open compartment with pocket on both sides. One pocket is embossed with the Bosco Built Logo. The bag's original companion hand mirror has also survived in fine shape. It is backed in brown leather, is 3.5" by 2.5", and fits into an interior pocket. Purse measures 7 ¼" at its widest point and 8" from snap closure to purse bottom. Expected age-related scuffs to metal and leather as shown on photos. A collectible vintage beauty that can still do the job it was made to do.
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