Dimensions: Height, 6 1/2, w/chain, 13 1/2; Length, at rim, 5, at fringe, 5 1/2. Maker: Whiting & Davis; marked interior of frame. This stunning Whiting & Davis mesh purse features a handsome enamel frame and gorgeous palette of powder blue, turquoise teal, tan, brown and ivory. Featuring the colors of Southwestern art and jewelry, the bag displays art deco motifs in a geometric pattern. Exceptionally well-made by the mesh masters, Whiting & Davis, the bag is marked in two places on the interior with the emblem used by the company during its heyday in the 1920s and 1930.Trimmed with an 8-point van dyke fringe, the purse fastens with a kiss-lock closure and is suspended on a 12-inch figure-8 link chain. Whiting & Davis launched its mesh bag line in 1924 but didn't actually run an advertisement for these "all the rage" accessories until 1927. By then, the inventiveness of the mesh fabric and range of exquisite designs had made its mark in women's fashion. This elegant bag is a lovely example of the most eye catching virtues of the style. The item "Whiting & Davis Art Deco Mesh Bag Designer Vintage Geometric Van Dyke Mesh Purse" is in sale since Saturday, May 20, 2017.
This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Women's Handbags & Bags\Handbags & Purses". The seller is "sandramaerose" and is located in Washington, District Of Columbia. This item can be shipped worldwide.