1920's era embroidered purse- named
29 February 2024
Description

A hand-embroidered purse that has the name, Rowena Lee Teagle, engraved on the inside of the sterling silver frame. Duplicate scene on both sides.. The interior is silk with a small mirrror sewed into it. Rowena Teagle was born in 1885 and died in 1968. She married Walter Teagle in 1911 and they had one son. Teagle was the president of Standard Oil (Exxon) from 1917-1937 and ceo from 1937-1942. He had to resign when it was revealed that Standard Oil was, indirectly, selling oil to Nazi Germany even though he had two sons in the USAAF. They, including their son, founded the Teagle Foundation. Rowena was a co-founder of the the Baker Institute for Animal Health after Walter's death. Both entities are still in existence.

Dimensions

12" X 8" X .5"

Acquired from
Dealer or Gallery
For sale
Yes
Answered within about 10 hours
By Delia
Feb 29, 21:57 UTC
Fair Market Value
$200 - $300 USD
Suggested Asking Price $350 USD
What does this mean?

Hi John,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

An antique beaded silver mounted handbag
Continental, early 20th Century, probably 1920s
Each side depicting a landscape with two women walking along a river, the silver handle engraved "Rowena Lee Teagle." The silk interior fitted with a mirror.
12 by 8 inches; depth 1/2-inches
CONDITION: In generally good condition with some minor losses to beading
PROVENANCE: Owned by Rowena Lee Teagle (1885-1968)
$ 200-300*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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~ Delia

John deremer Mar 03, 22:54 UTC

Both sides are identical.... The frame is either sterling silver or silver but I will check for a 925 mark. I'm out of town until Sunday night and will look then.
Thanks,
John

John deremer Mar 03, 23:10 UTC

I did the ice cube test and I'm positive that it is pure silver.... There is no 925 mark but, again, it started to melt an ice cube as soon as I placed it on the fame.
John

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