Today we are happy to offer for sale a fabulous antique, enamel mesh evening purse. This piece was probably produced by the renowned Whiting & Davis, an Attleboro, MA maker of mesh purses for over a century.
This delicate, petite bag is decorated in an Art Deco geometric pattern in pink, orange, gray and black. The style perfectly captures the Flapper style of the 1920s. The frame is silver-plated and engraved in a floral pattern with a kissing ball clasp. the linked chain/strap allowed the purse to dangle from the wrist. The bag is unlined and unmarked.
The purse presents beautifully and is in very good antique, pre-owned condition, with very minimal wear and a patina commensurate with age. The silver-plated frame & chain need to be polished.
Dimensions: 5″ in height, 2 3/4″ in width; frame is 3″ wide; chain has a 5″ drop.