A beautiful example of the early work of Whiting & Davis, this mesh purse is enameled predominantly in black with bright pops of orange, yellow, and white. The semi-abstract flowers float above diagonal Art Deco lines.
The silver plated frame bears a raised design with a center heart just below the double ball clasp.
Both sides of the purse match and both are photographed.
Measurements: the purse measures 7-1/2” long from the ball clasp to the crenulated edge x almost 5” across the frame. 14” long when the chain handle is extended. The chain handle is 15-1/2” in total length.
Signature: inside the purse is a small Whiting & Davis Co. Mesh Bags tag
Condition: the enamel is in excellent condition, the outside of the frame and the chain are tarnished – I have not tried to polish the silverplate.
Item ID: 6549