Original Metallic Silver Mesh Whiting & Davis Co USA Expanding Purse Bag 1950's. Gorgeous 1950's silver metallic mesh expanding purse / bag by Whiting & Davis Co.
Made in the USA, Whiting & Davis Co. Were the masters of mesh. They partnered with Raytheon during WWII to make radar equipment for the military and created a special mesh for the US Navy to throw overboard to divert enemy sonar tracking. The company continued to create luxury handbags, jewellery and even made gold and sterling silver mesh dresses for the Absolute vodka advertising campaign in 1989.
This stunning vintage metallic mesh bag is one to collect with original chain, decorative art nouveau design to the top of the lid and original lining still in good condition. Inside the bag is the original tag from Whiting & Davis Co. The bag is in fairly good condition, just a bit of plate loss on the metal sections and inside some of the stitching is coming away. The mesh feels great though is very tactile. Wonderful piece to collect as these bags will only more rare as time goes on.Height 14.8 cm x Width 14.8 cm x Thickness 4.4mm. Diameter of metal lid 4 cm. The item "Original Metallic Silver Mesh Whiting & Davis Co USA Expanding Purse Bag 1950's" is in sale since Wednesday, April 1, 2020. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Bags, Handbags & Cases". The seller is "hnco" and is located in Woolloongabba, Brisbane. This item can be shipped worldwide.