By 1910 handbags had become so popular that manufacturers were patenting their designs in order to deter copyists and protect profits. This model rests on a Jemco frame and is inscribed with the patent number and dates ‘Oct. 1915 / May 16, 1917 / July 23, 1918’. Its design combines elements from the nineteenth-century Arts and Crafts movement, as well as Art Nouveau and Art Deco.
Accession Number: SHM.2010.L.188:i-ii