I've only recently become addicted to eBay, and yesterday I wound up on a search that started with vintage leather purses to tooled leather purses, and ultimately stumbling upon the prettiest purses I've ever seen in my life! I have a few bags from the 20s and 30s, but I've never even seen tooled leather purses from this period!!
Here are a few. Aren't they gorgeous??
This purse comes from Back Thennish Vintage. The inside is dated-- 1-25-21. (The purse just turned 88 years old, and it's still carry-able!) It was made by JEMCO.
This purse comes from Sirwinstonthepug's Done Gone Deals. It's another JEMCO from 1918.
This purse comes from swissgulch Antiques. The purse is circa 1920 and features both Art Nouveau and Art Deco designs, very Arts and Crafts style.
This purse comes from abee2. The inside is dated 11/3/31. It features an Arts and Crafts style floral design.
This comes from Mauri's. The purse features a Mexican/Deco design.
This comes from oldadvertiser. Definitely from the 30s, this leather purser has a bakelite handle!
This comes from Bronnie's Antiques and Collectibles. It's carved bakelite!!! How cool is that?? This purse could only serve the purpose of a dance purse, with only room to hold a lipstick and some cash. If anyone knows anything about this style purse, contact the seller through the link. He/she is looking for info!