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The compact is about 3 inches by 2 by 1/2 inch in depth.I am showing you lots of photos so you can see how really fabulous this purse is.
This awesome compact mesh enameled purse measures 7 & 3/4 in length by 4 at it's widest.
While mesh bags were hand made in the 1800's, the invention of the mesh making machine in 1909 made them more readily available and they were even more popular in the Roaring 20's.
There are many types of mesh, some of which are ring mesh, Dresden mesh, baby mesh, fish scale mesh, and enameled mesh.
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About 30 years ago, Hendrikje Ivo an antique dealer from Amstelveen, bought a small antique tortoiseshell bag inlaid with mother of pearl in England, dating back to 1820 and crafted in Germany.
Hendrikje’s interest in discovering the history of this first bag triggered a passion for collecting handbags.