Vintage Whiting and Davis Purse Cream Enameled Metal Mesh
This Whiting and Davis purse is done in cream enameled metal mesh with a beige leather trim; the 40” long handle is also beige leather. It can be used as a cross body bag or the strap can be tucked into the purse. There is a zipper in the center which works perfectly and an outside pocket which closes with a magnetic snap.
The inside lining is beige satin and has a 4” x 3” deep zippered pocket side pocket. Inside the purse is a glue stain where the cover for the back of the magnetic snap fell off. There is also a mark where the fabric label must have been. The metal label is attached to the pocket below the zipper and reads Whiting and Davis International. There is a fabric label sewn into the lining which states Whiting and Davis International – Made in China. The lining is in good condition, with no tears, only the stains as described. The overall condition of this purse is very good, with only minor wear to note.
approx. 8.25” across the widest point x 6” high; gusset 2.75” at bottom and 1.25 at top; weight 7.4 ounces.
Whiting & Davis - Product Care: • Avoid contact with sharp or abrasive objects which might pull or tear the metal mesh. • Avoid exposing mesh to any solvent based products such as perfume, hair spray, nail polish, alcohol, etc. If exposed to such products, mesh should be wiped clean with a soft cloth immediately. • Mesh handbags should be buffed periodically with a soft dry cloth to remove any surface dirt, to enhance and restore original brilliance. • Store at room temperature in a ventilated plastic bag in a dry area.