Description: This is a RARE lovely early 1920's Whiting & Davis soldered silver mesh Piccadilly purse with powder compact and sapphire clasp. It has a blue sapphire gemstone set in the clasp; and the little tab below the compact can be pulled down to open the spring loaded lid of the powder compact. It snaps shut tightly to keep powder secure. The mirror is intact with hazing. The piece is hallmarked "Piccadilly Pat'd Whiting Davis" on the inside back of the powder compact.
The exterior of the frame has a lovely engraved Victorian design on the front of the purse. The piece is approximately 7 13/16 inches from the clasp to the bottom of the purse.
The strap adds another 6 inches. The strap has two engraved sliders with flowers that adjust to fit your wrist. The Piccadilly purse was introduced by Whiting & Davis in 1922. Measurements: 7 13/16 inches (H) x 3 inches(Across) Wristband Strap Length: 6 inches Condition: The piece has some light tarnish patina; which is common with these vintage mesh purses. The mesh needs repair around the opening where it has come loose (SEE PHOTOS).
The compact is a tight fit and has obvious signs of age. The item "RARE 1920's Whiting Davis BUILT-IN COMPACT Piccadilly Mesh Purse" is in sale since Monday, February 20, 2017.This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Bags, Handbags & Cases". The seller is "tootienickels" and is located in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, ZA, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, PH, SG, to Switzerland, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, BR, CL, CO, CR, DO, PA, TT, GT, SV, HN, JM, AG, AW, BZ, DM, GD, KN, LC, MS, TC, BB, BD, BM, BN, BO, EC, EG, GF, GG, GI, GP, IS, JE, JO, KH, KY, LI, LK, LU, MC, MO, MQ, MV, NI, OM, PE, PK, PY, RE.