Antique Art Nouveau WHITING & DAVIS Sterling Chatelaine Mesh Purse

Antique Art Nouveau WHITING & DAVIS Sterling Chatelaine Mesh Purse
Antique Art Nouveau WHITING & DAVIS Sterling Chatelaine Mesh Purse
Antique Art Nouveau WHITING & DAVIS Sterling Chatelaine Mesh Purse
Antique Art Nouveau WHITING & DAVIS Sterling Chatelaine Mesh Purse
Antique Art Nouveau WHITING & DAVIS Sterling Chatelaine Mesh Purse
Antique Art Nouveau WHITING & DAVIS Sterling Chatelaine Mesh Purse
Antique Art Nouveau WHITING & DAVIS Sterling Chatelaine Mesh Purse
Antique Art Nouveau WHITING & DAVIS Sterling Chatelaine Mesh Purse
Antique Art Nouveau WHITING & DAVIS Sterling Chatelaine Mesh Purse
Antique Art Nouveau WHITING & DAVIS Sterling Chatelaine Mesh Purse

Antique Art Nouveau WHITING & DAVIS Sterling Chatelaine Mesh Purse
BEAUTIFUL AUTHENTIC ART NOUVEAU STERLING SILVER CHATELAINE PURSE BY WHITING & DAVIS CIRCA 1895. BACK WHEN THIS WHITING & DAVIS PURSE WAS MADE THEY WERE STILL DOING THEM BY HAND. WOMEN IN THE MASSACHUSETTS TOWN WHERE THEY HAD THEIR FACTORY WOULD TAKE THE WORK HOME AND LINK MESH THE WAY SOME LADIES WOULD SEW & KNIT. A SINGLE WOMAN COULD DO UP TO A THOUSAND LINKS IN A DAY, BUT THEN THE MACHINE AGE CAME AND BY 1912 MACHINES WERE DOING WHAT THESE LADIES ONCE DID BY HAND. THIS PURSE IS AN EXAMPLE OF THEIR WORKMANSHIP.

LOVELY STERLING SILVER ART NOUVEAU CHATELAINE PURSE WITH ORNATE CHASED FRAME. GRACEFUL FLOWERS AND ARABESQUES CURL UP THE SIDES OF THE FRAME TO MEET AN OPEN SCROLL IN THE CENTER. ON THE FRONT HANGS A RING, WHILE THE BACK IS ENGRAVED WITH THE ORIGINAL OWNER'S INITIALS.

FRAME HAS BYPASS CLASP WITH CHAIN THAT ENDS IN A RING FOR A CHATELAINE HOOK. THE BODY OF THE PURSE HAS DIAMOND-SHAPE MESH WITH SILVER BALL FRINGE. MARKED INSIDE W & D STERLING.

MEASURES W/O FRINGE - 5 1/2 X 3 1/4 INCHES, 13.97 X 8.26 CM FRINGE MEASURES - 1/4 OF AN INCH. 64 CM WEIGHT - 5 OUNCES. A SMALL DENT ON SCROLL. The item "Antique Art Nouveau WHITING & DAVIS Sterling Chatelaine Mesh Purse" is in sale since Friday, June 09, 2017.

This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Bags, Handbags & Cases". The seller is "vintagejewelsandjunk" and is located in Newtown, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.


Antique Art Nouveau WHITING & DAVIS Sterling Chatelaine Mesh Purse


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