Beautiful castle scene Dresden mesh purse by Whiting & Davis. This is a very rare large Dresden mesh purse with a stunning scene on a black background. The colors include red, orange, light blue, yellow, green, brown, whitish gray and black. The scene is of a castle or maybe a church with a bridge leading up to it. Behind the castle is the sky, which looks to be partly cloudy.
It also looks like there is water surrounding the castle much like a moat. There is a beautiful array of colors that surround the bottom half of the scene to make this purse really eye catching.The fringe on the bottom of this purse is in excellent condition. When the fringe is spread out to the fullest is is almost 12 inches across!! The top of this Dresden purse is a beautiful gold frame. The frame is in excellent condition with stunning floral scroll work. The chain handle on this purse is snake chain and is held on by either leaves or ducks - I can't decide which. I will let your imagination decide! The lining is a light green silk or satin with some lipstick marks and shattering due to age. This gorgeous purse measures approximately 7.5 inches tall and is 5 inches wide when the purse is hanging. Whiting and Davis purses were manufactured in the USA. This beautiful purse could be used for an evening event or display. Purse is from my antique/ vintage purse collection.
See my other listings for more purses. Note last two photos are from book entitled Antique Purses by Richard Holinger second edition, 1987. The item "Vintage Castle Church Whiting & Davis Purse Black Dresden Mesh Antique" is in sale since Monday, November 14, 2016.
This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Bags, Handbags & Cases". The seller is "bettybk" and is located in Redmond, Washington. 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.