What I have here is a 1930's Whiting & Davis metal mesh bag with an Art Deco design. Enameled metal mesh tiles are connected to create this wonderful "PERSIAN CARPET" design. The color scheme is Black, grays, and silver/metal.
I was told this is in excellent condition and a wonderful example of these bags which are highly collectible. It has a metail frame with a clasp at top.
The bag is signed inside on the frame. May or may not be original lining. A wonderful lady contacted me to give me some helpful information on this bag. Apparently it is a "Persian Carpet" pattern and this exact bag (with a different chain) is featured on page 97 in the book "Whiting & Davis, The Perfect Mesh", by Pina and Johnson.
She was even lovely enough to provide me a photo of the page from the book which is shown above. "Mesh Whiting & Davis Co Bags". 6 1/2" x 4 1/2"with a 6 drop. _gsrx_vers_603 GS 6.9 (603). The item "30s WHITING and DAVIS Art Deco Persian Carpet Enamel Metal Mesh HANDBAG Purse" is in sale since Wednesday, August 10, 2016.This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Bags, Handbags & Cases". The seller is "thedealhuntress" and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
This item can be shipped worldwide.