The E. A. Bliss and Napier Mesh Purse

The E. A. Bliss and Napier Mesh Purse

One of the reasons The E. A. Bliss Co. and later The Napier Co. was so interesting is that the company had diverse product lines. Here is an example of mesh purse advertisement (1919 as Bliss) and the same purse (c. 1920s) marked as Napier. The purses sold for as much as $125.00 in 1919.

Author: Melinda Lewis

Jewelry historian, Melinda Lewis is co-founder of Costume Jewelry Collectors Int’l (CJCI) and author of The Napier Co.: Defining 20th Century American Costume Jewelry.