Vintage 800 Silver Whiting And Davis Mesh Purse For Sale
This very pretty vintage mesh purse is a Whiting and Davis and is signed with the W & D name and logo on the edge of the purse frame. It is a rather unusual purse with a very unique style of opening. The purse has a compact sort of top where it opens up to reveal a perfect cased mirror. There is a very small compartment for money or other tiny items. This opens with a push down tap on the top of the purse. The closure is nice and tight and the bag opens and closes perfectly. There is very nice engraving on the front, sides and back of this little silver case. There is a small blue cabochon button that releases and opens the bag itself. It is a bracelet type opening. I do not see any dropped links at the frame. The body of the purse has gentle pleats on both sides. The purse is a beautiful, tight Dresden mesh. There is some uneven coloring to the silver mesh on the bag - consistent with age and some tarnishing but I have left it as found and have not attempted to clean any of this at all. The fringe is excellent with one very tiny hole - just about dead center between the body of the purse and the fringe attachment. It is very small and noticed only when the purse is laid flat and examined. It looks like there are 2 dropped links. It measure less than 1/8" when the fringe is stretched taut. The purse measures 2 5/8" at the widest part of the frame and it is 7" length - not including the chain link handle. The compact portion of the purse is 2 5/8" wide x 2" in length. This is really an amazing purse and it is in excellent vintage condition. The condition of the silver on the compact is particularly fine - very little evidence of use. It tests for 800 silver.
Please be aware that the items I sell are not new and, as such, will not be in "brand new" condition. I know condition is extremely important and I will make every effort to mention flaws that are significant. A small amount of wear or signs of age and light use are normal. If you wish to return an item, please notify me and return it within 14 days. A refund will be given if the item is then returned to me in the same condition as originally shipped. The buyer is responsible for the shipping and insurance on any returned items. Thank you.
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