Vintage WHITING & DAVIS Tortoise Shell Enameled Mesh Purse Handbag Clutch, Purse has a Bakelite Link Chain in Tortoise Coloring


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This is a vintage WHITING & DAVIS Large Enameled Mesh “Alumesh” Handbag / Cross Body Purse in Tortoise Shell Enameled Coloring and Mesh with a Tortoise Shell Link Bakelite Chain. Just Stunning!!

The wide mouth of this purse opens nearly flat to nearly 90 degrees. The attached Bakelite link Chain is a nice added feature to this purse and it is a nicely matched aesthetic.

The bag is constructed with a heavy gold-tone hinged metal frame that has a gold matte finish. It opens to reveal a deep interior that is lined with a warm colored satin fabric. There is a full-length open pocket to the inside back and a Whiting & Davis tag is still sewn into the inside seam of the purse. Both sides of the inside of the frame are marked with a stamped “WHITING AND DAVIS” logo, “2816” and “MADE IN U.S.A.”

The mesh consists of square platelets with rounded corners, placed on the diagonal. This platelet mesh is continuous, covering both the front and back with a fluid, almost liquid appearance. It is of fluid mesh which WHITING AND DAVIS is so famous for.

• Condition is Very Good to Excellent. This item is Pre-Owned and an Estate Piece. There are some very minor darks marks on the inside of the frame. Believe this was caused by being kept in storage for a period of time.
• Handbag Dimensions: 10” High x 7 1/4” Wide x 7/8” Deep
• Strap Dimensions: 24” Long x 1” Wide
• Strap Drop: 12”

** Please note, this item may be considered RARE!
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