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Whiting & Davis Art Deco Enameled Mesh Purse

Vintage Mesh Handbag With A Crown Pattern

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This 1920 Art Deco mesh purse comes from the famed Whiting & Davis Company. This well known and recognized leader in enameled mesh bags has created what I would consider a rather regal pattern on this purse, designating a large crown as it's central theme. Although the Art Deco lines are not overwhelmingly obvious, I do place this purse from that era, the 1920's. The pattern is somewhat unusual and different than what is commonly seen.





 

                   

My photos show the colors very well, a soft brown, crisp orange, bright yellow, baby blue and a Wedgewood blue. What my photos may or may not be showing is the very pale background shade of the faintest pinky flesh tone. The background is not clearly bright white as it wanted to show but has a tad bit of flesh tone to it. The central theme depicts a rather large king's crown, adding a touch of aristocracy. Up towards the sides of the frame, the background tone bleeds into a pleasant soft baby blue. The colors are solid and have proven to be durable throughout the decades. I see only very smallest signs of paint fading, on this mesh enameled purse, with no significant losses. The enamel paint has maintained a satiny sheen and glossy feel. The mesh tiles are attached at all points to the frame and elsewhere. There are no gaps at the hinges and no structural flaws.

  

The silver toned frame is delicately embossed and the clasp screams of Art Deco, with it's solid step down design. The shape of the frame exhibits characteristics from both the Nouveau and the Deco eras. I have cleaned and polished the frame and handle for you, gently removing the old tarnish, to reveal it's true nature. The interior of the frame is stamped with the Whiting & Davis Company logo and the purse is unlined. The hinges and clasp are all in sturdy working order. The bottom is skirted with an eight point Van Dyke fringe and all attachments are secure and stable.

   

This uniquely regal enameled Whiting & Davis mesh purse measures 6 from the top of the clasp to the bottom of the fringe by 4 inches across the bottom and the chain link carry handle drops the purse by 5 inches. I haven't seen another with a royal crown pattern so please think about adding this interesting purse to your collection of finer handbags. I know the picky buyer will be pleased with this example, as the condition is extra good.

                   

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