Whiting & Davis Mesh Purse Antique Art Deco Enamel Beadlite Flapper Purse Modernist Geometric Style Van Dyke Mesh Bag DETAILS Art Deco Mesh Handbag Condition: EXCELLENT; very well preserved; appears unused; no missing beads or links Date Range: 1920s-1930s Dimensions: Height, 6 1/2; Width, 4; Chain, 12, with a 6 drop Maker: Whiting & Davis Telegraphing the age of art deco, this mesh bag from Whiting & Davis features a geometric design in black, white, yellow, green and turquoise. Dynamic and dazzling, this variation on the flapper purse dates to the 1920s or 1930s. With its mosaic pattern and enamel links fashioned to resemble rounded beads, this purse updates several trends from the early 20th century, adding a refined modernist flair for the urbane shopper of the era.Design appears on both sides and is embellished with a silver tone frame accented by a sweet floral foliate spray. Closes tightly with a kiss lock catch and trimmed with double-side van dyke fringe in a black and white vertical stripes decorated with green and turquoise points. 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 appealing elements of the style.
The item "Whiting & Davis Art Deco Mesh Purse Antique Beadlite Flapper Purse 1920s" is in sale since Friday, May 11, 2018. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Bags, Handbags & Cases". The seller is "sandramaerose" and is located in Washington, District Of Columbia. This item can be shipped worldwide.