Stunning 1940's Whiting & Davis gold mesh purse with a classy rhinestone clasp in the original box! This evening bag might have been used once and then stored away. Included is a Whiting & Davis silver plated hinged bracelet and a Whiting and Davis hinged silver plate ring. These are a gift I'm giving as they were found with the purse.
The gold mesh on the purse is in perfect condition and shines like brand new. The storage box has protected it. The frame has a couple of very minor spots of discoloration which may polish off. There are a few tiny scratches but nothing serious that takes away from the beauty of the bag. The pictures magnified make it look worse than it is.
The peach color sateen interior is in excellent condition, no rips, holes or stains, it retains its original label. It looks as if nothing has ever been inside. The rhinestone encrusted clasp is gorgeous and sparkling. Not a single stone is missing. The clasp opens and closes easily and fastens tightly.
It measures approximately 4-1/2" wide and 3-1/2" deep. With the chain it is 7-3/4" long. It Has the Whiting & Davis hallmark (logo) on both sides of the inside frame along with the number 2783. The original box is in excellent condition with a little age staining from storage.
In person the bag looks like new and much better to the naked eye than these pictures. My pictures sadly do not do this justice. It is a glowing, sparkling gold where some of my pictures make it appear silver. It's in very excellent condition.
This elegant little purse is the perfect accessory for any dressy occasion!