Vintage Flapper Girl Mandalian Lustro Pearl Enamel Mesh Purse Kiss Lock Yqz

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Beautiful Antique Metal Mesh Enameled Hand Bag

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This sale is for a classic mesh purse, from the days of the flapper girl, signed on the frame 'Mandalian Mfg Co.' The floral and flourish design is done in purple, green and teal on an off white background. The frame is silver tone with a art nouveau design embossed in it and a kiss lock clasp. The bag has a pointed bottom, with fringe approx. 1" long along the bottom. The bag itself measures approx. 3" by 5.5" (3 5/8" wide with the frame.) The chain to go around the wrist measures approx. 12". The purse is in excellent condition, we can see one link where the enamel is missing, and two links with some enamel chipped off. One piece of the fringe is cut short, and there is a spot at the top where the mesh is attached to the frame that looks a little stretched. The silver tone frame has some color variations and scratches.

I found this information about Mandalian purses on a blog by m. semissourian:
Sahatiel Mandalian came to the United States from Turkey in 1890. He took sole ownership of the Mandalian Manufacturing Company in 1915 and his company name was stamped on each mesh bag frame as Mandalian Mfg. Co. These incredible mesh bags were very popular in the 1920's and 1930's. Mr. Mandalian sold his company to Whiting & Davis in 1944.

Whiting & Davis mesh bags are beautiful and plentiful but Mandalian is my personal preference. Why? They truly hold their color better. Possibly because of their patented "Lustro-Pearl" finish. This effect was achieved by coating the enameled mesh with a solution called "essence of pearl." Their advertising of the day said the color did not chip off and I believe it! Mandalian defined it as a costly solution confined to high grade pearl necklaces and Mandalian enameled mesh purses.

Mandalian can be found in many styles and frames depicting 20's and 30's art. They have detailed silver-tone frames, gold-tone frames, enameled frames and costume jeweled frames. Most of these bags are made out of colorful metal armor mesh. Their bases -- bottom of purses -- are many styles. They have metal fringe skirts, tri-point metal fringe skirts, stepped skirts, and some have incredible metal teardrop dangles or metal beads.

These wonderful and colorful bags are small, approximately 3 ½" to 4" wide by 6" long. Sizes vary slightly depending on style. The chain handle strap is different from todays. Twisted link and paperclip metal chains are more common but you will easily recognize if they are not original to the purse. The drop is 5 /2" to 6".

What is the value of a good Mandalian bag? The price ranges from $200 - $450 or more.

Mandalian and Whiting & Davis bags have made many journeys to the Oscars in modern times on the arms of stars. Be a star, consider owning and carrying a mesh purse for an evening affair.

Have fun. Be classic, be you, wear vintage. Estimated shipping weight, (packaged) is 1 lbs 8 oz in a 10 x 8 x 6 box. The Calculator is not always right - if the shipping looks too high email us and we will give you an accurate quote prior to the sale ending. ************ What a great find!

(Norb & Marie Novocin)
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so descriptions are our best guess as to what something is. While we try to research each item to the
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is ALL we do for a living, husband and wife (Norb & Marie) working together, while we home school our kids on our farmette in Rural Delmarva. We have worked very hard to build our little business and it is very important to us. We try and do business the old fashioned way and have a rather simple outlook.

Treat all of your customers as if they are family.

Be courteous, answer emails, be fair in all your deallings and try and make friends of each and every customer.

BUT... with 's new star rating and the rate increases in the U.S. Postal rates we needed to define and explain our methods of business.

ONE - Who We Deal With

We sell and ship world wide to anywhere, so please email us for a quote to wherever you happen to be.

TWO - Shipping Charges

We charge shipping based on the USPS system, we will sometimes ship via courier if we can get it to you within the same time frame or faster. We add a reasonable cost for materials, normally that is $2.00 for regular sized packages. For small flat items $1.00. That covers the expense of boxes, envelopes, bubble wrap, peanuts, (We only use new packing materials, life is too short to scrounge through dumpsters). For larger items that take a larger more expensive box, we charge a little more, to cover the special box, example paintings or lamps. For oversized items or items that will take special attention to package, (Build a crate, wrap a zillion things individually, etc.), we ask you to email us for a quote on shipping prior to the sale ending. If you do not, we charge the same amount as if you did. In other words WE NEVER GOUGE OUR CLIENTS SHIPPING COSTS!!

THREE - International Shipping

We charge shipping based on the USPS international system. The rates follow the same guidelines as number two above, though for international customers we add an additional $1.00 to cover the extra paperwork involved in international shipping. If an amount goes over $50 in value we will only ship it with Priority or Express Mail, regardless how small an item. That allows for us to have international tracking. There is no tracking available on First Class Mail.

FOUR - Insurance

's policies no longer allows us to charge the client for insurance. But... we still apply insurance to any item that goes over $27.00 in value. We reserve the right to use the insurance carrier of our choice. Sometimes that is Postal or the Carrier's Insurance and sometimes that is a private insurance company such as DSI or U-PIC/Shipsurance. If we use a private insurance company the package will not be marked insured, but it will be.

FIVE - Methods of Payment Accepted

We aoffere by 's rules and try and stay abreast of their changes. We accept Paypal. Paypal also accepts the major credit cards, or we also take Credit Cards Directly over the phone, (MC, VISA, DISCOVER, AMERICAN EXPRESS, CARTE BLANCHE, DINERS CLUB, JCB) Bottom line, whatever method is most convenient for you.

SIX - Time Frame To Pay

We ask all sales to be paid for in the fastest possible time frame. (This is all we do for a living and we need the money to pay the bills and buy more unique and fun items to put up on )

SEVEN - Shipping Time Frame

We make every effort to ship in a timely manner. We are home schooling the boys, listing tons of items, and as like any of us are just plain swamped, so we have to schedule a special time to pack and ship. We ship on a first paid, first shipped basis. (We do not ship any item until it has been paid and the funds have cleared.) With the ebb and flow of payments we manage to get everything out of the door within one week. If there is a rush, we will make every effort to work with you in getting it out of the door faster. As you can see from our response, we do not disappoint. OF COURSE, items that need special attention, crating, etc adds to the time frame of those items.

Finally, EIGHT - Communication

Please feel free to contact us at anytime, with any question or comment. Unless we are out of town we make an effort to answer all emails as quickly as possible.

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