Antique Whiting Davis ART DECO White Enamel Metal Mesh Beaded Purse Ivory Celluloid Flower Carved Framed Handbag 1920s Flapper Fashion


A classic Art Deco Metal Mesh enameled purse produced by Whiting Davis, from their 'Alumesh' line -enameled aluminum mesh, aluminum was used for its durability and lightness, executed in a creamy white color and set to an ivory carved frame and chain handle, what sets this one apart from most is the celluloid closure is done in carved flower heads, most are seen in simple round bead type form.

This is one of the larger size mesh purses measuring 7" long, 10" wide, 13" long with chain

Circa 1920-1935

Condition: Enameling is intact, celluloid appears free of damage, inside lining is clean and free of tears, some separation at frame could use a good reinforced sewing to keep it coming apart in future.

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