Jemco Vintage Purse, Hand Tooled Leather, Nice~~~ - For Sale
Jemco Vintage Purse, Hand Tooled Leather, Nice~~~
For Sale is a lovely Arts and Crafts purse manufactured by The J.E. Mergott Company of New York and was more commonly known as Jemco. Jemco was know for their quality purse frames from the early to mid 1900's. The purse measures 6" in height excluding the handle. The purse measures 6 1/4" in diameter and has an overall height of approximately 11 1/4" including the handle.
The purse is made of brown leather that is stitched together with a black toned leather string. The front side of the purse has a floral tooled design adorning an Arts and Craft panel motif. There is also a hammered pattern tooled in the leather in between the two decorative opposing panels. It is accented by a decorative loop hanging from the frame that gracefully hangs over this area. The back side of the purse is plain. It has a silver toned frame with a ball shaped snapping closure for closing the bag securely. There is a 1/2" wide strap that is attached securely. The purse opens to one main section that is lined with a soft green suede that has a sleeve on each side.
The purse is considered to be in very good to excellent condition as there are no tears or broken stitches on the purse. The frame also closes in an even fashion. There is some minor wear on the leather stitching and some wear on the interior suede as this purse was gently used. The purse or handbag is signed on the metal frame with the typical "JEMCO" in a diamond trademark.