It shimmies and it shakes....just like those fun-loving flappers of the Art Deco era. This vintage handbag by Whiting & Davis moves with the flow of fine silver mesh chain mail metal.
The frame is cathedral shaped and etched with floral and fancy scroll work on one side...the other side is smooth. The mesh cascades down from the frame and is gathered at the bottom with a sassy tassel.
The mesh handle has the suppleness of a ribbon. It measures 5 1/2 inches long and has a decorative etched slide so you can put it on your wrist to fit. A secure snap-over clasp is accented with a faux sapphire.
The handbag measures 2 3/4 inches across the frame. It's 8 1/2 inches long from clasp to tassel.
Inside is marked WHITING & DAVIS CO. - SOLDERED MESH.
This Whiting & Davis handbag is in excellent vintage condition. The mesh is securely wired all around up to the very corners where a couple of links are detached. The silver-tone mesh is evenly aged to a warm antique patina. With this little beauty on your wrist, you too can shimmy and shake the night away.
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