Vintage Whiting & Davis Purse Book. Offered is a beautiful Whiting & Davis enamel tile purse that is in excellent condition.The design reminds me of a Southwestern motif. The body of the mesh remains in perfect condition. There are no missing tiles or enamel loss to the tiles. The color palate is bold and bright.
The frame is straight and closes properly and is tight. The frame is attached securely to the body of the purse all around the frame as it should be including under the hinge area.
The frame and attached infinity-style chain have slightly darkened consistent with age. The Whiting & Davis logo is stamped on the inside of the frame. The purse measures 7 inches from the top of the diamond shaped clasp to the bottom of the border and 4across the widest part of the frame outside to outside edge.Including the original infinity style chain the purse hangs approximately 12 inches. The purse remains in excellent condition with no holes, gaps, loss of tiles, enamel loss, or damage. The original Whiting Davis Tag is also present inside the purse. These handmade purses that defined an era are becoming harder and harder to find especially in this desirable condition.
Last two photos reveal how original owner sewed the lining in better using the mesh for backing......... Leave or remove your choice. The item "Vtg Whiting & Davis Enamel Mesh Purse Bag Southwestern Sunburst ECU" is in sale since Thursday, May 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Bags, Handbags & Cases". The seller is "smitrus" and is located in Saint Charles, Michigan.
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