Sterling silver handbag by Whiting & Davis. Pouch mesh evening bag attached to solid frame with ball clasp and wrist strap. Stamped "Sterling" "Whiting & Davis" and "3" inside the frame. Approximate size: 7" tall x 3" wide, not including tassel or strap.
Has a few detached links along the frame and hinges. There is a little stitch of thread near the bottom, I'm guessing a link or two broke and someone did a quickie repair. Wrist strap has a small hole and some small bits of loose wire.
Great old mesh purse, these are increasingly hard to find due to melt downs. Preserve and enjoy this lovely piece of history. Please look over the photos carefully, they are a part of the description.I try to point out through photos and description any flaws I find present. Visit my store, Katie's Vintage Closet. For more unique vintage items. A Few Words About Condition. Mint - Looks like you just brought it home from the store.
It may have factory flaws. Near Mint - May show some minor flaws and/or tiny stains in addition to any factory flaws.
Excellent - May exhibit flaws, wear and/or staining but is still a nice piece overall. Very Good - Will show wear, flaws and/or staining that may cover up to 50% of the piece. Will have no damage that compromises the piece such as through holes or cracks. Good - Will show a lot of wear. May have a couple through holes, chips and/or cracks.
May have stains covering more than 50% of the piece. Fair - This item will have seen a rough life. It may be cracked, flawed, stained over 80%, have many/large holes and/or be broken. The item "Antique Sterling Silver Mesh Purse Chain Mail Handbag Whiting & Davis 1900's" is in sale since Wednesday, October 04, 2017. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Bags, Handbags & Cases".
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