Up for sale an uncommon Art Deco Whiting & Davis multicolored mesh evening bag with a built-in compact underneath the silver lid of the bag. The metallic mesh of the bag is done in white, gray, blue and orange with a fringed bottom and a chain link handle. The silver lid of the bag is decorated with a round cartouche depicting a female figure dancing with a ribbon in silhouette.This cartouche is surrounded by larger lozenge shaped cartouche decorated with scrolls and flowers. Opening the lid reveals an inner cover which is engraved with the name of the mesh bag's original owner. It states: "Irene M Reinir 315 W Pine St Shamokin, PA".
What a great detail and connection to have to the original owner of the bag! Lifting the inner lid reveals 2 round spaces- the smaller one for rouge and the larger one for powder and there is a mirror as well. The bag itself without the chain measures 7.25 in length. The chain handle drop is 5.75 in length.
The lid of the bag measures 1.75" H x 3" W. The bag is not marked, but I have found other marked examples. I guarantee that this bag is by Whiting & Davis. Very good condition with normal signs of age and use.
The interior mirror is cracked. The item "Rare Art Deco Whiting & Davis Multicolored Mesh Evening Bag with Built-in Compact" is in sale since Monday, May 01, 2017. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Bags, Handbags & Cases". The seller is "nautilusjv" and is located in New York, New York.This item can be shipped worldwide.