AH-MAZING Art Deco Whiting and Davis Painted Enamel Flat Mesh Geometric Bag with bold geometric patterns painted on the mesh and hand painted on the frame. This bag is ideal for the more seasoned collector or lover of finer enameled mesh bags. This bag was actually featured at The Metropolitan Museum Of Art at an exhibit called Cubism and Fashion that ran from December 1998-March 1999. It was a gift from the Molly Epstein Collection in 1986. Would make an amazing cocktail bag for that lady that likes to be a little extra!The abstract pattern is a sight to behold, with it's bright and bold color tones in Cora, Turquoise, Black and White. The color combination is quite stunning! Tjhis purse is an superb choice for the collector that wants a structurally perfect purse, no link loss, no detachments or separations, no gaps or issues at the hinges, perfect frame, sound clasp, very little paint loss and a design that is both eye catching and vivid. The bottom of this purse is finished with an eight point Van Dyke fringe, all in perfect condition, secure and intact. The frame is quite wonderful, very clean, it is so apparent to me that this Whiting & Davis mesh purse has been tucked away for a long time, well cared for and preserved. The interior carries the Whiting & Davis Company impressed logo and it is unlined. The purse measures a larger than normal 7 inches from the top of the clasp to the bottom of the fringe by 3.75 inches across the width of the metal frame and the shiny gold chain link handle has a 5.75 inch drop.
There is a gold Whiting and Davis tag on the inside of the bag as shown in the pictures. FLAWS: On one side of the painted clasp, there are some surface scratches to the paint and the paint has some rough spots and is wearing off in one small area and the gold shows through. It doesn't show from a distance when you are carrying it but you can see it and feel it when you look closely. To be a 100 year old bag, it's still in wonderful condition with the designs intact.
The item "Art Deco Whiting and Davis Painted Enamel Flat Mesh Geometric Bag" is in sale since Friday, April 23, 2021. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Bags, Handbags & Cases".
The seller is "sparklinglotusvintage" and is located in Monroe, Louisiana. This item can be shipped to United States.