This charming antique Whiting & Davis mesh purse is a lovely example of the company's older style.
Since 1896, Whiting & Davis has continued to accessories of the finest quality and design.
This charming little purse is made using fine chain mail to create a beautiful and sensuous mesh.
The mesh is suspended from a classic cathedral style frame with an ornately detailed embossed pattern of linear and stylized floral designs on both sides.
The mesh is meticulously attached to the bottom of the frame with fine wire.
A tassel hangs from the pointed bottom of the mesh handbag to give it balance and a nice finishing touch.
The frame opens and closes securely on a classic ball clasp that passes through an open frame.
The chain mesh handle attaches to the clasp, it has two decorative engraved slides, the purse could be worn on a chatelaine, a sash or hand.
Excellent, very clean condition, no damage or breaks, very clean finish, secure hinges and clasp. The only signs of age are on the mesh handle where there a a couple of ripples- no distraction, it is being mentioned for accuracy.
The purse measures 8" long from the top of the clasp to bottom of the tassel, just under 3" across the widest past (bottom of the frame), the handle is 5.75" by .25".
The Whiting Davis imprint mark is barely visible on the inside of the frame, the shape of their signature can be seen in the right light.
An elegant cathedral frame fine mesh purse by Whiting Davis in very fine condition.
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