I bought this purse at an estate sale nearly 40 years ago. I have had it stored inside a drawer nearly all this time, so instead of it languishing tucked away inside a drawer, I'm listing her today in hopes someone will use and/or display her. She is beautiful with her "raining" pastel watercolors cascading down both sides of the bag.
The frame bears the Mesh Whiting - Davis Co. Stamp, in addition to stating its Sterling Silver / Pat'd. Remarkably, the clasp retains its sapphire rhinestone -- which is rare in and of itself! I do not believe the stone to be a gem. She retains her original peach-colored lining with pocket that holds its original beveled mirror.The satin lining appears to be in excellent condition. This dainty little girl measures an approximate overall 12 inches long, with original chain carrying handle. The purse itself measures approximately 7 including decorative clasp at top and fringe at bottom. It measures approximately 5-1/2 measuring at widest point across. I believe her to be in excellent antique / vintage condition, but I invite you to study my photos and submit any questions you may have. Please note the mesh shows a little darker at top where thumb in front and fingers in back have held onto the purse to open the clasp. I do not sell junk. Unless otherwise noted, this item in very good condition for its age, solid and sturdy with normal signs of aging, use, scratches or imperfections.
Very few true antiques are in like-new condition! Photos are provided that should be considered as part of the description. We strive for happy, return customers. Often, negative situations can be easily resolved or explained without further problems. The item "Antique Whiting & Davis Mesh Purse Sterling Silver Lining Mirror Sapphire Clasp" is in sale since Sunday, May 01, 2016.
This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Handbags, Purses\1920-38 (20s, Depression)". The seller is "winsome*lass" and is located in Monterey, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.