This is a very nice Art Deco Era Whiting and Davis flapper style handbag. The body of the bag is made of fine mesh with a golden tint, and diamond patterned'fringe' at the base. The clasp is reminiscent of the Egyptian Revival style popular at this time.The handle is also made with a gold toned metal, and set with green and blue cabochon cut Czech glass beads. The chain is also made of a gold toned metal. The inside of the clasp is stamped'Whiting and Davis' on one side and'Gold (illegible) Mesh' on the opposite. We had the bag tested by our jewelry department, and it is not actual gold plate. The purse is in good vintage condition for its age and use.
The only minor flaws are a some of rings separated where the mesh meets the corner of the hinge (not uncommon in this type of bag and repairable), and some discoloration of the metal, mostly around the two top blue glass beads. Please refer to the photographs for a full idea of the bag's condition. The body of the purse measures 6.5 inches from the top of the clasp to the base of the fringe. The clasp/lip of the purse measures 4 inches across. The chain measures 12 inches in total length.The item "Art Deco Whiting & Davis Gold Mesh Purse with Czech Glass, Flapper, Egyptian" is in sale since Friday, April 14, 2017. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Bags, Handbags & Cases". The seller is "silverqueeninc" and is located in Largo, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.