Whiting and Davis Vintage Colorful Floral Art Deco Chainmail Mesh Dresden Handbag
Incredible vintage Whiting & Davis bag, circa 1920s. As seen in the SFO museum. Whiting and Davis' early ultra fine link chainmail mesh. Enamel floral design that almost looks airbrushed, in the most beautiful combination of both muted and vibrant colors. Very cool art deco frame and lift tab closure, with chain and enamel beaded strap. Fringed bottom trim. Oval link chain. Silver tone hardware. Pale blue silk lining. Signed inside. This small, elegant bag accommodates your utmost essentials (does not fit an iphone), but also serves as a piece of art.
Whiting & Davis
Made in USA
Aluminum / Brass / Enamel
Measurements: 6.75" Total Height, 6.25" Total Width, 4" Handle Drop
Condition: Great overall condition. Minor wear to hardware. Light enamel loss here and there. Light enamel chips here and there to beads on chain strap. Silk lining has wear, including a tear inside. This bag is one hundred years old and all of the previous details really add charm to this antique piece - you really cannot expect better condition than this!