REGENCY PURSE MUSEUM & antique coin purses

REGENCY PURSE MUSEUM & antique coin purses


Miser Purse Design Reimagined

Purse Form and Function

I love the miser bags especially from the early 1800’s. I am also fascinated with adaptations from any era. 
1/2 miser purse
1/2 miser purse

A Wise Way to Share a Purse

The beaded horse head was one half of a beaded two sided miser purse.

What I I have been told by another collector is that this is not that unfamiliar happening. When someone passes away and relatives love the same item sometimes there are difficulties. The solution in the case of a miser purse is to cut it in half and remake each half into a coin purse. 

A Unique Miser Purse

Unique Miser Mesh Purse
Unique Miser Mesh Purse

Unique Miser Wrist Purse of a green metal mesh,  probably made 1890-1920.

The experts on metal mesh purses have never seen another. It was probably custom-made for a  member of a prominent banking family in Meridian, Mississippi.  The purse style coincides with the growth of the city, during its “Golden Age” 1890-1930  when it became the largest and most prosperous center of manufacturing in Mississippi.

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