Great size to hold a few things. Frame is stamped Whiting & Davis Co. Comes with it's original 2 sided beveled mirror in it's paper wrapper.
Also a clear plastic comb marked Columbia, Made in the USA. Interior fabric is sateen or a similar style fabric. Mesh & frame purse part measures approximately 4.25" high and 7" wide at bottom. Chain handle measures 10.5. Overall height is 8.5.
Item is in excellent rarely used condition. No broken or missing chain mesh. There is a lipstick stain, as shown in the picture. The hard base seems to be made of cardboard, it is a little bent.
The purse was on it's side for 50+ years and that's all it wants to do now. I think they are made to lay flat, that makes sense, as the metal mesh is heavy. Get Vendio Gallery - Now FREE!The item "VINTAGE WHITING & DAVIS GOLD CHAIN MAIL MESH PARTY PURSE BAG 1950s+MIRROR & COMB" is in sale since Friday, February 20, 2015. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Bags, Handbags & Cases".
The seller is "ellisantique" and is located in Collingswood, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.