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Early Vintage Enameled Mesh Handbag

Art Nouveau Frame Art Deco Mesh Purse

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This is a lovely and early enameled mesh purse which I had a lot of trouble getting to photograph properly but the first photo is a good depiction, second and third photos just don't do it. Although this mesh handbag is unmarked, I am certain that it is an early Whiting & Davis that has lost it's little interior metal hanging tag. The enameling on this bag is clean and ultra glossy.



As you can see the pattern clearly illustrates the oncoming of the Art Deco era along with those cute little  Nouveau florals in the lower corners. The horseshoe shaped background color is a very bright off white, or maybe even an soft egg shell white. The colors are patterned with a deep pink coral, a bluish mint green, all outlined in crisp jet black. The mesh is perfectly attached at all points with no gaps under the hinges, all is as it should be. The bottom skirt is finished with a complete eight point Van Dyke fringe, very nice.


The silver toned frame is pure Art Nouveau is every respect, further evidence of an early 1900's purse. The frame is gorgeous, no dents or damages, it is clean, clasp is snug and hinges are secure. The unlined interior is bright with no tarnish showing. This mesh purse is more generous in size than many, measuring 7 & 1/4 in length by 5 across the frame and the chain handle drops 5 inches. Structurally, this mesh bag is perfect but there is some enamel loss to mention. One side is nearly perfect with only minimal loss mostly at the hinge areas where there is common rubbing. On the other side, there is noticeable paint wear, hear and there about the purse, with the more obvious loss in the egg shell background color and a little at the fringe area, all showing well in the last photo. So, if you can handle a little enamel loss on one side, you will receive a wonderful antique mesh purse in otherwise, excellent condition.


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