Featured Old dyed leather tooled? clutch - art noveau? deco? what......

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  1. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    I got this clutch about a month ago. Can you help me with age, style, and method of making the designs on the leather. Thank you!!

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  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Isn't that sweet? Envelope clutch. Strap to hold gloves. Design looks tooled. Not art deco. 1920s-ish at a guess.

    Debora
     
  3. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

  4. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    Book, I LOVE it!! :cat:
     
  5. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    LOVE IT !!! ... Joy.
     
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  6. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    Thank you Debora, Anti, and Joy.

    Can you still get shoe polish in different colors? Or do you think this has been painted?
     
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  7. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    The morning glories are very Arts & Crafts/ Art Nouveau. The shell design is earlier too, but the colors and shape are later 20s. So.... it's looking for a cloche hat and dropped waist dress to hit the town with. I wouldn't mess with it.
     
  8. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't mess with it either.

    Debora
     
  9. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    OMG - okay.
    It's really hard for me not to just "clean something up a little", or "fix something up a little". But I won't, I won't!
    It's scuffed!!!!!!!
     
  10. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

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  11. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    If your intention is to resell, let buyer deal with condition.

    Debora
     
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  12. all_fakes

    all_fakes Well-Known Member

    PS, as far as method of making the design; leather designs like this are not individually hand-tooled. The design would be stamped on the leather, by machine, and colored much as one would color a print on paper, using leather dyes.
    I'm no fashion expert, but my Mom had things like this, from the 70s or later; it is a pretty timeless design.
    I'd expect if it was made in the 1920s there would have been significant stiffening and cracking of the leather over the last 100 years. I'm just not seeing that much age.
     
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  13. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Stamped. Thank you. Will remember distinction. And later possible; that frame certainly looks modern.

    Debora
     
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  14. all_fakes

    all_fakes Well-Known Member

    Search terms might be "embossed, hand-decorated, 1940s" just as a guess. I find some similar, and a contemporary version also; one described as Japanese:

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  15. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    The morning glory design is certainly not 1940s.

    Debora
     
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  16. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    I'm not up to snuff on bags like this, but doesn't the tag look modern/newer?
     
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  17. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    I was thinking that too cxgirl .. It's that tag that bothers me the most ... Joy.
     
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  18. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    I think the leather is in excellent condition for being 1920s. The flowers look like Arts&Crafts / Art Nouveau era, but the leather itself looks 1940s to me, mostly by the condition shown.
     
  19. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    No shoe polish on a purse!! :kiss: BRASSO!! :hilarious: or NOTHING!! :kiss:
    NOTHING would be my preference..
     
  20. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    It looks old in person. :)
    It came with a small mirror in one of the inside pockets, which is an "old" touch.
    Let me upload some more photos.
     
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