Extra nice vintage WHITING & DAVIS painted metal mesh handbag in excellent condition. This very fine painted mesh, aka Dresden mesh, has a soft watercolor floral pattern.It dates to the 1920s-30s. This pretty little evening handbag measures approximately 7" long X approximately 6" wide. It has an embossed gilt frame and embossed chain handle. The frame is hinged with a button clasp. The bag is lined with champagne colored silk. The lining has a pocket fitted with a small round beveled glass hand mirror. The bag has woven metal fringe at the bottom edge. There are no holes, missing fringe, or paint wear.
No wear to the gilt frame. No broken out places in the mesh where it connects to the frame. The hinge, clasp, and chain handle are all intact. Every so often I get these little handbags. Rarely are they this nice!
A real find for a collector. The item "Vintage WHITING DAVIS Dresden Painted Metal Mesh Floral Handbag EX COND" is in sale since Tuesday, July 17, 2018. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Bags, Handbags & Cases".
The seller is "2277brenda" and is located in Youngstown, Ohio. This item can be shipped worldwide.