Made this vintage flapper era Art Deco enameled mesh purse. The purse has an overall gold tone to it with a gold-colored frame and gold mesh. The mesh is enameled with an Art Deco design of white, yellow, green, black and blue color.
The frame is scalloped with a floral design and closes with an Art Nouveau inspired floral clasp. The inside is marked, Whiting & Davis Co. The 15 1/4 inch brass-tone chain has ornate links (9/16 inch) spaced by jump rings.
The purse's bottom has triangular shaped mesh fringe. These vintage mesh purses are like a piece of art and look beautiful hanging on a wall or in a frame. I've always thought of them as a piece of jewelry for your hand. The body of the purse measures approx. 8 x 6 1/8 inches.This piece has survived many years and was most likely stored in a dry place. It was well loved and has some antique wear with enamel worn off in places. There is a 5/8 Inch hole in bottom where jump ring connectors are missing. There are gaps on both sides where rings have come unwired from the frame along with a string repair, as photographed. If you are a handy with jewelry design or metal wire you may be able to restore the functionality of this little beauty.
There is vintage patina/wear to the gold tone frame and may be other minor vintage wear, such as fine scratches. Length x Width (not including chain): 8 x 6 1/8 Inches. Hallmarks: Whiting & Davis Co.
Condition: good vintage condition with enamel worn off in places; 5/8 Inch hole in bottom where jump ring connectors are missing; vintage patina/wear to gold frame; gaps on both sides where rings have come unwired from frame; string repair as photographed; other minor vintage wear and fine scratches. Inv # 4873 - TT1 Rvs 8/20. 100 % of the items I sell are pre-owned, vintage, or antique. Every item I sell will have some signs of wear. The combination of photos and descriptions are my best effort to communicate the beauty, condition, and any defects.Your personal expertise regarding an item may well be greater than mine so feel free to ask questions regarding elements not mentioned in my description. Sometimes issues come up and there are delays, which I understand. Check with me re larger items! Sometimes items going to apartment, forwarders, or third parties may also require a signature. Depending on the country, I may also send the package certified with a signature required upon receipt. Does your government charge duty? The item "Fine period art deco Whiting Davis gold tone mesh purse" is in sale since Sunday, November 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Bags, Handbags & Cases". The seller is "justifiable_expense" and is located in Eugene, Oregon. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, China, Japan, Australia, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Hong Kong, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Egypt, Jordan, Cambodia, Sri lanka, Macao, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, Reunion, Viet nam.