Vintage 1920's-1930's RARE Whiting & Davis Dresden mesh and satin clutch purse
Check out this extremely rare example of a Whiting & Davis mesh bag!! Whiting & Davis got their start with this classic'Dresden' style mesh, but by 1935, they forewent using it. Clutches of this style did not come into fashion until late in the 1930's. I'm not sure if this was a special-order piece from W&D but I have looked for years, without ever finding another example like it! I know that, according to the company history, this type of mesh was made by hand until machinery was created at the end of the century to keep up with mass production demands. Zippers were not regularly manufactured and used until the 1920's -so my best guess for this bag is 1920's-1930's (the height of W&D and the epitome for collectors). This example features tiny silver rings, with a subtle diamond-esque pattern. The mesh has a magical feel and movement to it and can be quite mesmerizing to play with! This mesh is over an ivory color silk satin fabric.
Features a Talon brand metal zipper closure with delicately etched, diamond-theme zipper pull ring. Label at interior reads'Whiting & Davis, Made in U. Condition is practically mint with only some slight mishapen-ness to note.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or inquiries. The item "Vintage 1920's-1930's RARE Whiting & Davis Dresden mesh and satin clutch purse" is in sale since Friday, February 10, 2017.
This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Bags, Handbags & Cases". The seller is "faeriejess" and is located in Brooklyn, New York.
This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Whiting and Davis
- Style: Evening Bag
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Decade: 1920s
- Gender: Women, or whomever!
- Material: Metal mesh, satin fabric
- Color: Ivory, silver
- Look: Hollywood Glamour
- Occasion: Any special one!
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States