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VINTAGE MESH PURSES BY MANDALIAN, WHITING & DAVIS AND OTHERS!

Vintage Purses and Compacts

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Whiting & Davis Mesh Purse Collection
~ L-R: Clark Gable  * Renee Adoree * Charlie Chaplin * Marion Davies ~

rosette RARE Whiting & Davis Heritage Collection "Star Series" Mesh Purses - Complete Set!

It took me over 10 years to acquire all four of the purses in this wonderful set and I offer it now with pride!  These purses were made by Whiting & Davis in 1976 to commemorate their 100th anniversary.  Quite an achievement!  The set consists of Clark Gable (famed actor), Renee Adoree (famous actress of silent films), Charlie Chaplin (The Tramp), and Marion Davies (actress and mistress of William Randolph Hearst).  The condition of all the purses is exceptionally good.  Each one is lined in silk and the linings are all in perfect condition with the only exception being a few very faint pink spots on the inside of Marion (so faint as to almost not show up even in photo but mentioning for clarity).  Enameling is also in perfect condition with no missing tiles. The back side of Marion has some wear on the purple which shows tan beneath but this could also be original to the design. Note the back of the Clark purse has tan swirl pattern showing.  Each has a braided twisted mesh shoulder strap (these do tend to spiral together).  Sizes will be mentioned on the pictures. PLEASE NOTE that light spots in photos are simply light reflection NOTcolor loss.)

I am also including what I was told was an original lobby card for actress Renee Adoree. I purchased it to go along with the purse as I think it adds to its appeal. The purse frames and handles on Clark and Renee are gold while Charlie and Marion are silver.

First time listed! (Click on pic for more photos.)

 

SOLD

Whiting & Davis Mesh Purse rosette Unusual Whiting & Davis "Soldiers" Mesh Purse New Listing!

I just love the colors in the rare design Whiting & Davis mesh purse depicting a row of soldiers along the bottom edge.  The colors are so vibrant ... cobalt blue, orange, red, green on a cream background.  The gold frame is richly embossed with floral designs on both sides.  In fact, both sides are identical so there is technically no front or back.  Condition overall is very good ... there is a bit of a gap on the one side armpit and there may be some enamel wear to some of the tiles but nothing that is readily noticeable.  Has the original Whiting & Davis hang tag inside.  Measures 5-1/4" wide at the frame x 7" long.

First time offered! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$399 including s/h*

#16799

Whiting & Davis Mesh Purse rosette Rare Early Super Size Whiting & Davis Mesh Purse with Jeweled Bead Handle

This is a really great purse that is probably one of Whiting & Davis' earliest models.  I love it because of its HUGE size and the jeweled beaded handle on it.  The purse is done in black and white tiles in a geometric diagonal design with a diamond in the lower center.  Plus the fringe is super long and elegant.  The silvertone frame (which does tarnish like sterling even though it is not marked as such) is engraved in a beautiful design on both sides. And the long chain handle has 8 jet 'jewel' beads accenting it for added charm. Now as to condition ... it is far from perfect but it is beautiful even with these imperfections.  There are a few strands of the chainlink fringe missing ... if you wanted to replace these, it would be relative easy as they are just plain silver links.  There is a fair amount of enamel loss on the tiles of the purse; however, being silver tiles underneath, it really blends in quite well with the color of the purse overall and is not even noticeable unless you look closely (I am including two close-up pictures but bear in mind that it looks pretty good in person and you would not think that it was not made this way).  The only other apology is a bit of a gap under one of the hinges.  Again, this could be fairly easily repaired but not with my poor vision.  It's simply a matter of attaching a link or two to the frame.  Please view all the close-up pictures and draw your own conclusions. I love this purse and have had it for quite a while simply because it is so unique. Measures 6" wide at the frame x almost 13 " long.

First time offered! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$699 including s/h*

#7308

Mandalian Mesh Purse rosette Gorgeous Mesh Purse with DOUBLE-SIDED JEWELED FRAME

This is just a superb purse with a double-sided jeweled frame.  I am not a gemologist so I don't know what the large stones are but they look like star sapphires to me.  The smaller blue stones are sapphire jewels.  The mesh is such a pretty color blue with pink, pale green, pale peach and black designs.  Since both sides are the same with only slightly different placement of the design, front and back are interchangeable.  The fringe is done in a striped effect in colors from the purse.  It is unmarked but I suspect it is an early Whiting & Davis as the handle is their signature bar and chainlink style.  All in all it is a great purse in excellent condition!  Be sure to check out all the pictures.  Measures 4" wide x 7" long from clasp to fringe tip.

First time offered! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$450 including s/h*

#13913

Venetian Lace Mesh Purse rosette RARE Venetian Lace Silver Mesh Purse with Slide-Lock Handle and Sapphire Jeweled Clasp

I believe this is an unmarked Whiting & Davis mesh purse done in silver fine ring mesh.  It does tarnish and polish just like sterling silver but I am unable to find any silver hallmarks; however, it is my opinion that it is sterling.  The sides have a slide-lock mechanism that when held by the beautiful braided handle (be sure to see pics), the rings slide up the sides and keep the purse locked closed.  To open it, you simply slide the rings down and release the sapphire jeweled clasp.  It is a very clever design and one that I have seen before on W & D purses, so that is why I assumed it was W & D.  What makes this purse super special is the beautiful Venetian lace fringe .. the ring mesh is designed in such a way that it resembles the finest Venetian laces done in Italy in the early last century.  It is in mint condition and is a real beauty!  Measures 2-34" wide at bottom of frame x 3-1/4" wide at fringe x 9-1/2 " long from top of clasp to bottom of fringe.

First time offered! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$899 including s/h*

#7220

Whiting & Davis Mesh Purse rosette Whiting & Davis Figural Hummingbird Dresden Mesh Purse

One of my favorite purses is this yellow background Dresden mesh by Whiting & Davis which features a hummingbird in flight sipping nectar from a beautiful bright pink flower.  The fringe on this one is so pretty ... and the handle is an adjustable braided wrist style with a sapphire jeweled clasp.  The hummingbird design is repeated on both sides.  The mesh is all in perfect condition with no missing or loose links ... the only flaw is a wee bit of wear to the color in a few strategic areas of the purse ... please see the photos which will clearly show the condition.  Overall it is great and a real showpiece!   Measures 2-1/2" wide at frame x 3-1/4" wide at fringe x 9 " long from top of clasp to bottom of fringe.

First time offered! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$399 including s/h*

#13916

Whiting & Davis Mesh Purse rosette Whiting & Davis Gold Mesh Princess Mary Style Purse with Ornate Triple Fringe

Princess Mary style purses -- meaning they have a foldover style flap -- have always appealed to me and I have had several variations of these over the years in my collection, this one being one of my favorites.  The frame front has a gold button type medallion in the center for decoration but what really sets this one off is the fabulous triple fringe ... two rows of openwork mesh and then a long lush chainlink fringe beneath. Awesome!  And the frame is also finished in a long row of fringe as well.  It is in fantastic condition ... a few of the fringe strands at the bottom appear to have a few extra links.  This never bothered me but they could be snipped off easily if you desired to do this.  Measures 4" wide at frame x 5" wide at fringe x 6-3/4 " long from top edge to bottom of fringe.

First time offered! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$299 including s/h*

#13941

Mandalian Mesh Purse rosette Mandalian Lustro-Pearl Mesh Purse with Enameled Teardrop Fringe

This beautiful Mandalian lustro-pearl mesh purse is in a very pretty soft pale aqua background with teal, coral and pink designs.  To my eye, it is in mint condition with the exception of two of the teeniest specks on the back of one of the teardrops that you almost need a loupe to even see them.  Because of the reflection of the pearly finish, it was hard to capture the color but hopefully when viewing all of the pictures you will be able to tell.  The interior is lined in a pale green silk and is also in excellent condition.  I have had this in my personal collection for over 10 years and it has always had a special place in my display.  Now someone else can enjoy it!  It's about as perfect as they come. Measures 4-1/2" wide x 9-1/2 " long from clasp to fringe tip.

First time offered! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$850 including s/h*

#8133

Mandalian Mesh Purse rosette Mandalian Figural Butterfly Lustro-Pearl Mesh Purse with Openwork Frame

Butterflies are a particular favorite of mine and this one is another from my collection.  Beautiful openwork frame with a cornucopia on either side with flowers spilling out tops this one off and the body boasts a full figured butterfly in deep turquoise blue and a brick red color on cream background.  The bottom is finished off in chainlink fringe on a Vandyke shape. Also finished in lustro-pearl, it is a delightful purse and is in mint condition throughout.   Measures 3-3/4" wide x 7-1/2" long from clasp to fringe tip.

First time offered! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$499 including s/h*

#7303

Mandalian Mesh Purse rosette Mandalian Lustro-Pearl Mesh Purse with Enameled Teardrop Fringe

Another lovely purse by Mandalian with a very pretty arched frame embellished with open wreath clasp.  The lustro-pearl finish is in a pale champagne with turquoise, brick red and black swirling designs. It is finished with a stepped fringe with 9 turquoise enameled teardrop dangles. Enameling on the purse is in mint condition and it is all attached firmly to the frame. The only apology is some flecks missing on the teadrop dangles as seen in the close-ups of both sides. Measures 4-1/2" wide x 9-1/4" long from clasp to fringe tip.

First time offered! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$599 including s/h*

#7500

Whiting & Davis Mesh Purse rosette Whiting & Davis Figural Cockatoo Mesh Purse - RARE Design!

One of my very favorite purses is this wonderful figural Cockatoo mesh purse made by Whiting & Davis which has been in my collection for several years.  There is a hint of tropical jungle in the colors behind and around the bird as he sits on his perch. The base metal on the purse is a vibrant bright gold which sparkles between the colorful tiles. It is a truly beautiful purse and one which the pictures just could not capture the arrays of colors.  Interior is unlined and entire purse is in excellent condition.  It measures 5" wide at frame by 8" from top of clasp to bottom of fringe.

First time offered and listed at my cost! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$699 including s/h*

#7924

Whiting & Davis Mesh Purse rosette Whiting & Davis Pictorial Lighthouse Mesh Purse with RARE Teardrop Dangle Fringe

This is another purse that I have had in my personal collection for several years ... it is a pictorial Whiting & Davis with a lighthouse scene which is not that hard to find; however, I have never seen another one with teardrop dangle fringe!  This is such a striking adornment to this purse and makes it truly unique.  The frame is enameled in black with blue and is in excellent condition on the front side ... there are a few wear spots in the black on the back but only noticeable when held to light.  All mesh is intact and is also in excellent condition with only some very very slight wear to the color on the back side of the purse (although both sides are equally interchangeable as to front and back).  The red teardrop dangles are also in very good condition with only a few teeny flakes visible only upon close inspection (see photos).  It isa stunning purse! Measures 4" wide x 7-1/2 " long from clasp to fringe tip.

First time offered and listed at my cost! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$750 including s/h*

#11204

Whiting & Davis Mesh Purse rosette Whiting & Davis Figural Birds Mesh Purse - RARE Design!

I just love this purse! It is a Whiting & Davis figural purse with two exotic birds in the lower corners on both sides. In the center is a vase overflowing with vibrantly colored flowers. The bottom of the purse appears to have had chain fringe at one time ... a previous owner probably removed them because some were missing.  If someone wanted to redo this, it would not be that difficult but I have never felt the need to as the purse is so pretty as it is.  There is some wear to the enamel scattered throughout, but due to all of the bright colors, it's really not noticeable.  The blue enameled frame is in great condition on both front and back with no enamel loss at all.   Mesh is gapping a bit at the armpits but not bad.  Signed Whiting & Davis on the inner frame.  This is a rare design that I have never had before nor seen elsewhere.  It's a great piece!   Measures 5 " wide x 7" long from clasp to fringe.

First time offered! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$399 including s/h*

#14654

Whiting and Davis Poiret Mesh Purse rosette Whiting & Davis "Poiret" Style Mesh Purse

This purse is one of Whiting & Davis' unique "Poiret" styles with a strong deco influence. The purse is done on a backing of bright gold which reflects between the white, peach and red enameled tiles giving it a sparkly effect. The frame is simplistic yet elegant in design with an openwork clasp and the chain is the Whiting & Davis bar and link they are known for. The interior is lined in a deep peach silk with a faint water stain on one side, the only apology anywhere to be found on this beautiful purse. All of the mesh is in like-new condition and it is truly gorgeous!  Measures 5 " wide at frame hinges x 6-1/2" wide at bottom edge x 5-3/4" long from clasp to bottom.

First time offered! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$299 including s/h*

#14323

Whiting & Davis Mesh Purse rosette Whiting & Davis Dresden Mesh Purse with RARE Pointillistic MESH Frame

Again, this is another purse that I am parting with from my personal collection and being offered at my cost. It has always been a favorite with me because of the frame ... it is covered in tiny mesh with the colors applied in pointillistic fashion. The back side of the frame is not mesh but is done in a raised bead design with bright splashes of color.  The colors in the body of the purse are so pretty in soft pinks, blues, purples and greens. The fringe is subtle and yet so lovely in the way it hangs in a little ruffly border. Entire purse is in excellent condition!  Measures 5 " wide x 6-1/4" long from clasp to fringe.

First time offered! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$299 including s/h*

#9271

Mandalian Mesh Purse rosette Mandalian "Trellis Garden Window" Mesh Purse with Openwork Frame

I have dubbed this Mandalian mesh purse "Trellis Garden Window" because that is what it reminds me of ... the design in the center resembles a curtained window with a trellis and vines visible outside. It is a very pretty design and one that i have not run across another in all my years of collecting. So it has been a favorite for a while now. The frame is done in a pretty openwork leaf design and the handle is a tightly braided mesh strap.  Overall it is in excellent condition with one exception ... on the "back" (although both sides are interchangeable) there is an area where the color appears to have been misapplied (see close-ups).  Other than that, purse is in perfect shape.  Signed Mandalian on the inner frame. Measures 4-3/4" wide x 8-1/4" long from clasp to fringe tip.

First time offered! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$350 including s/h*

#14681

Mandalian Mesh Purse rosette Mandalian Mesh Purse with Enameled Frame and Teardrop Fringe

Another lovely purse by Mandalian with a very pretty openwork frame embellished with enameled flowers.  The design is unusual one with what looks like ivy on the bottom half. The background is a creamy white with turquouise, green and copper designs.  And of course it is all done in the beautiful Lustro-Pearl finish.  The fringe is a stepped design with turquoise teardrop dangles which are in near perfect condition (see pics for close-ups).  All in all it is in excellent condition throughout! Measures 4-1/4" wide x 8-1/4" long from clasp to fringe tip.

First time offered! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$699 including s/h*

#6250

Mandalian Mesh Purse rosette Mandalian Mesh Purse with Hot Pink Teardrop Fringe

Another lovely purse by Mandalian with unusual hot pink teardrop dangle fringe. The frame is embossed with pretty flowers and acanthus leaves. The body of the purse is a creamy white background with teal and pink diamonds and rosettes and a leafy scrolling design across the bottom.  The fringed portion has an elongated center section which I have rarely seen on these ... it is a very exaggerated drop.  Finished off in 8 hot pink dangles. Overall the purse is in excellent condition with only a few minuscule nicks on the dangles almost not even worth mentioning.  It is in truly fine condition throughout! Measures 4-1/2" wide x 8-1/2" long from clasp to fringe tip.

First time offered! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$550 including s/h*

#8053

Whiting & Davis Mesh Purse rosette Whiting & Davis "Metallic" Roses Mesh Purse

I'm not exactly sure how to refer to this purse so I am calling it a "metallic" finish ... the silver portion of the mesh purse is all done in highly polished silver tiles that sparkle and shine. The roses and gold portion are enameled in the usual manner which gives it a wonderful contrast to the polished tiles. The frame is finished in black and gold enamel to match the purse. It is quite a striking purse and one I have not seen another like.  It is in excellent condition with no missing or loose tiles. It is unlined ... someone has engraved the name A.L.WADE on the inside of the frame so I guess that was a previous owner. The handle is a very interesting heavy chain which I have not seen on another purse either. This is just a totally unique and beautiful purse. Measures 4" wide at the frame x 7 " long.

First time offered! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$499 including s/h*

#7306

Alpaca Silver Mesh Purse rosette Alpaca Silver Mesh Purse with Figural Frame Depicting Mary and Jesus and Secret Compartment for Coins or Pills

This is a very beautiful purse and unlike any I have ever seen before. In fact it has been in my personal collection for quite a few years and I am not ready to part with it. The frame is shaped in multiple scallops culminating in a center medallion with a figural image of the Holy Mother Mary holding a baby Jesus in her arms. Surrounding her are several tiny angels all facing her. Inside the purse there is a "secret" compartment built into the frame which can hold pills or a few small coins. It does not have a visible catch hence my description of "secret". The frame is stamped "ALPACA" denoting that it is made of Alpaca silver. The bottom is finished off in tiny bead ball fringe. As for condition: there are a few areas where the links have separated creating tiny holes but overall these are not very noticeable or significant and it is possible that a jeweler or someone with better eyes than mine could simply reattach them. It is a rather large purse for mesh measuring 4-1/2" wide at the frame x 5" wide at the bottom x 8-1/2" long from clasp to center bead fringe. The handle adds another almost 7" in height.

First time listed! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$325 including s/h*

#12803

Whiting & Davis Double Mesh Purse rosette RARE Style Whiting & Davis DOUBLE Mesh Purse with Jeweled Frame

This gorgeous purse has been in my collection for several years now and I am reluctant to part with it but it is time.  In I just love the style of this one ... it has a beautiful enameled mesh center panel which reaches from frame to the V shape bottom and either side is done in tiny ring mesh.  Each side panel has ruffly ring mesh fringe which sets off the center section perfectly!  The frame is not marked sterling; however it must have significant silver content as it does tarnish and polish like sterling.  There are two sapphire jewels in the clasp.  It is marked on the inside of the frame Whiting & Davis.  This beautiful purse is in near perfect condition with all mesh intact and only a wee bit of wear to the enamel at the very bottom of the back side.  Measures 2-7/8 " wide at hinge, 3-1/2" wide at bottom of fringe when hanging, and 8 " long from clasp to fringe.

First time listed! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$795 including s/h*

#7321

Whiting & Davis Dresden Mesh Purse rosette Whiting & Davis(?) Dresden Mesh Purse with Lush Double Fringe and Art Deco Inspired Frame

Even though this particular purse is not signed by Whiting & Davis, I have had this identical one in my collection before which was signed W & D so I am going to say that it was manufactured by them.  It is stamped soldered mesh however. The design is definitely art deco influenced and it is done in the finest of Dresden mesh in pretty, vibrant colors.  You have to look at that fringe ... it is spectacular and very full.  There is some very minor wear to the frame but other than that this entire purse is in fabulous condition. Interior is lined in pale green silk also in perfect condition.   Measures 5" wide x 9" long from clasp to fringe.

First time listed! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$499 including s/h*

#6017

Whiting & Davis Dresden Mesh Purse rosette RARE Style Whiting & Davis Dresden Mesh Purse with Unusual Openwork Beaded Jeweled Frame

In all my years of collecting, I have never run across another like this one. It has been in my collection for several years but I am now passing it along for another person to enjoy. Believe it or not, it is signed by Whiting & Davis and it is soldered mesh. The colors on the purse resemble watercolor they are so liquid looking in the way they ebb and flow. The frame is just extraordinary! Heavy openworked acanthus leaves with an arched scalloped shape at the purse edge. At each little curve is a beaded dangle. The clasp is set with a blue sapphire. Both sides of the frame are identical and the beads repeat on the back as well. Interior is lined in pale gold silk with tiny ruched pocket. The colors from the purse extend down into the long chainlink drop fringe. Chain handle is the typical bar and chainlink style W & D is known for.  This entire purse is in fantastic condition with no missing links, tears, or damage of any kind. It is just gorgeous!   Measures 5" wide at hinge, 6" wide at bottom of fringe when hanging, and 9-1/2" long from clasp to fringe.

First time listed! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$550 including s/h*

#14514

Mandalian Mesh Purse rosette Mandalian "Peacock" Lustro-Pearl Mesh Purse with Ornate Enameled Frame

This gorgeous Mandalian mesh purse comes from my private collection and is a pattern that is much sought-after by collectors -- the Peacock design!  The purse is a champagne color with rich shades of blue and gold all in shiny lustro-pearl finish.  The frame on this one is extraordinary with beautiful enameled floral design and it is done this way on both sides. The interior is lined in silk and the fringe is a gold chainlink. There are a few missing strands in the fringe as seen in the photos but these can be easily replaced. With the exception of that, the purse is in excellent condition with no loss to the enamel tiles. Measures 5" wide x 9" long from clasp to fringe.

First time listed! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$1,150 including s/h*

#15706

Mandalian Mesh Purse rosette Mandalian "Mosaic" Lustro-Pearl Mesh Purse with Ornate Embossed Frame

Mandalian makes some of the finest mesh purses you will ever run across and this one is in a rarely found Mosaic design in lustro-pearl finish.  Lovely shades of turquoise and black on a silvery pearly background ... just stunning!  The frame is embossed with openwork corners and the fringe is Van Dyke style chainlinks. Both sides of the purse have the same exact design. Overall in excellent condition ... only problem worth mentioning is a bit of detachment on one armpit near the hinge but not bad at all.  Enameling is all excellent! Measures 4-1/4" wide x 9" long from clasp to fringe.

First time listed! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$450 including s/h*

#14677

Mandalian Mesh Purse

rosette RARE Design Lustro Pearl Mandalian w/Drop Fringe and Mosaic Enameled Frame

Mandalian mesh purses are rarely found with completely enameled frames, and when I find them, I usually keep them in my own collection. The design is one I have not seen on another bag ... it has a Lustro Pearl finish and the teardrops are enameled in red. Interior is lined in silk which is in great shape but the threads holding it to the frame have come loose and there are just a few strands holding it in place. The drops have some wear and a few look like they may have been touched up by a previous owner ... I am leaving them alone as they look fine just as they are. If you want to redo them, that would be your choice. Measures 4-1/2" wide x 9-1/2" long including fringe.

Previously listed for $1,299 .. now selling for below my cost! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$699 including s/h*

#8422

Mandalian Mesh Purse

rosette Lustro-Pearl Mandalian with Turquoise Dangles

Mandalian made some of the most beautiful bags you will find, and this one is no exception. The beautiful lustro-pearl finish made it impossible to capture the true colors of this wonderful mesh purse. The background is a light champagne with soft plum, orange and turquoise designs enhancing the front and back. The bottom is stepped, and at each corner hangs a turquoise teardrop dangle. Silver frame is embossed with delicate flowers and vines, and interior is lined in cream silk. The condition is very fine with only the slightest separation of the lining from the frame on one side about 1" long. The enameling is perfect and the dangles have very little, if any, wear at all. Measures 4-1/2" wide x 9-1/2" long. Gorgeous!

Previously listed for $999! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$599 including s/h*

#7918

Mandalian Mesh Purse

rosette Mandalian Lustro-Pearl with Embossed Gold Frame and Teardrop Fringe

Here is a beautiful Lustro Pearl Mandalian mesh purse with teardrop fringe in perfect conditon. Lustro pearl background in creamy beige with turquoise, coral and black designs. Turquoise beads dangle from the bottom. Enameling appears to be perfect to my eye. The frame is an unusual one ... all embossed gold with wreath of flowers where the snap closes. The interior is lined in gold silk also intact with no splits. This is a mint condition purse with the only detriment being possibly a replaced chain handle. Can't say for sure, just the possibility. Measures approximately 3-1/2" wide x 7-1/2" long to bottom of fringe.

Previously priced at $525!  (Click on pic for more photos.)

$350 including s/h*

#8652

Mandalian Mesh Purse

rosette Mandalian Lustro-Pearl Mesh Purse with Rare Double Mosaic Enameled Frame and Teardrop Fringe

This stunning Mandalian mesh purse is a truly beautiful specimen ... it is all lustro-pearl in lovely colors of cream, turquoise, fuschia and black. The frame is enameled in 'mosaic' style in colors to match the purse and BOTH sides are identical! Fringe is the desirable teardrop style with turquoise enamel that is in nearly 100% perfect condition ... there may be one or two very teeny specks missing but they are not in obvious spots and very difficult to find. I have shown pictures and close-ups of both sides for you to see for yourself. Mesh is all tight to the frame and the purse is in fabulous condition! Measures 4-1/2" wide x nearly 10" long!

Previously listed for $1,299! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$699 including s/h*

#9747

Mandalian Mesh Purse rosette Mandalian Lustro Pearl Mesh Purse with Rare Double Mosaic Frame and Dangles

This is a Mandalian lustro pearl mesh purse that you don't see too often. The colors of the purse are rarely found in this design ... creamy almost pale champagne gold background with pink, turquoise and purple. The frame is beautifully done in enameled mosaic design in matching blue and purple and is the same on BOTH sides! The clasp has two birds with a wreath around the snap closure. Teardrop dangles are done in black and have a few tiny specks of missing enamel ... not bad at all. Interior is lined in taupe silk in excellent condition with no holes or damage. Condition of enameling overall is very, very good. There is some missing enamel under the right hinge. On the left hinge side, there are two tiles that have come disconnected but are there. I will attempt to reconnect them ... this shouldn't be too hard. Other than that, the purse is in beautiful condition. Measures 4-1/4" wide at frame x 8-1/2" in length overall.

Previously listed for $650. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$425 including s/h*

#9470

Mandalian Mesh Purse rosette Mandalian Lustro-Pearl with Enameled Frame and Drop Fringe

Here is another very rare Mandalian mesh purse ... again, a rare design with an even rarer enameled frame! Lustro pearl background in creamy beige with silver, turquoise, and black designs. Turquoise beads dangle from the bottom. There is minor wear to the mesh on this purse and to the teardrops, but overall I would rate it an 8 out of 10. The interior is lined in silk with folded pleats.... this is in very good condition with splits in the fabric that aren't visible as they are in the folds of the pleats. This is truly a beautiful purse and the price is a bargain! I have paid as much as $2,000 for purses of this type with an enameled frame ... this is one I already have in my collection, so I am passing the opportunity to own it along to you. Measures approximately 4-1/2" wide x 9-1/2" long.

Previously listed for $999 ... now listed below my cost! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$499 including s/h*

#8366

Mandalian Mesh Purse rosette Mandalian Mesh Purse in Mint Condition!
..........Pictured in Lynell Schwartz's "Purse Masterpieces" on Page 113

Fabulous condition on this superb Mandalian mesh bag. The enameling is is vibrant and richly colored in Christmas designs. It looks like a candle in the center with holly and poinsettias. Cream background, jet dangle beads, gold accents, and a simply elegant silvery/gold frame. Just perfect! This purse is featured in Lynell Schwartz's book "Purse Masterpieces" on page 113 and is described as "a Mandalian with an unusual pattern, drops" and valued $495 - $695. Measures 3-1/2" wide x 6-3/4" long.

Previously listed for $599. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$350 including s/h*

#7931

Mandalian Mesh Purse

rosette Mandalian Lustro-Pearl Mesh Purse with Teardrop Fringe in Unusual Indian Summer Colors

Here is another truly marvelous Mandalian lustro-pearl mesh purse with my favorite teardrop fringe. This one is done in unusual colors of an Indian summer with a deep ecru background, coppery bronze, deep teal, and black. The teardrops are done in an Indian red shade to match the purse. The frame and chainlink handle on this one are unusual in that they are gold tone rather than silver. This picks up the shimmery tones of the purse to utmost advantage. Interior is lined in a beige silk that is in perfect shape, it has just pulled away from the frame about halfway around. This should be a simple restitching job for nimble fingers ;-). The fringe is near perfect with ony two tiny flecks missing on two of the tips ... these are only visible if looked upon from the bottom. It is a truly stunning purse and one I have not seen before. Measures 4-1/2" wide x nearly 10" long!

Previously listed for $899! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$499 including s/h*

#10008

Mandalian Mesh Purse

rosette Rare Pictorial Mandalian 'Vase of Flowers' with Cathedral Frame

Wow! What a stunning enamel mesh purse this one is ... made by Mandalian, it features a lovely vase of flowers on both sides and gorgeous framework done in enameling all around it. Set off with an ornately embossed cathedral shaped frame, this is truly one of Mandalian's finest examples. That is why I purchased it even though several of the chainlink fringes were missing. These are easily enough repaired and this purse is so rare that it was worth purchasing regardless of the fringe. Enameling is in excellent condition and mesh is all tight to the frame. There is one detached link under the hinge on one side, but this is very minor and not visible unless upon close inspection. Overall I would rate it an 8 out of 10 condition-wise. Very bright and vivid colors! Measures 3-1/2" wide at fringe x 8" long.

Previously listed for $625! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$350 including s/h*

#8472

Mandalian Mesh Purse

rosette Figural Mandalian Mesh Purse with Birds of Paradise

Very popular design by Mandalian featuring a pair of Birds of Paradise intertwined into the design. Lovely colors of coral, teal, and red on a creamy background. Entire purse is in excellent condition with no enamel loss that I can see. Only problem anywhere is a few tiny rings missing from the two end fringes (one on either side). This should be easy enough to replace. All links are tight to the farme as well. Measures 3-3/4" wide x 8" long overall.

Previously listed for $599. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$399 including s/h*

#8884

Mandalian Mesh Purse rosette Large Size Mandalian Mesh Purse with Ornate Openwork Embossed Frame

This Mandalian mesh purse has one of the prettiest frames that I have seen. It is quite large and very ornately embossed ... just a knockout! Purse is enameled in snowy white with red, coral, and gray/green fading to almost black at the tips. Interior is lined in original off-white silk and is in very good condition. The enameling is all perfect. There are a few tiles that have become unlinked at each hinge but not detrimental to the purse in any way (visible in pic). There are three chainlink fringes missing and two that are a bit shorter, but these are spaced evenly and not really noticeable. Measures 4-1/2" wide at frame x 9" long to bottom of fringe.

Previously listed for $499. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$299 including s/h*

#9643

Mandalian Mesh Purse rosette Mandalian Lustro-Pearl Mesh Purse with Original Tag

This is a stunning Mandalian mesh purse with the sparkly Lustro-Pearl finish in a rare size and design. Beautifully done in cream with blue, orange and black floral designs on both front and back. Frame is embossed in a very detailed design and the fringe is a stepped version of their typical "V" fringe. Interior is lined in purple silk with some splits but overall mostly intact. Original tag inside which reads "Fascinating New Creation - The 'Lustro-Pearl' Bag - This bag is finished with Essence of Pearl, a very costly solution heretofore confined to High-Grade Pearl Necklaces, can now be had on Mandalian Mesh Bags. Notice its lustrous and silky finish originated and made only by Mandalian Mfg. Com. Lustro-Pearl Bags are positively guaranteed to wear well and Pearl Enamel does not chip off." The outside of the bag is all in mint condition! Measures 4-1/2" wide at frame x just a bit over 8" in length overall.

Previously listed for $650. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$399 including s/h*

#10454

Mandalian Mesh Purse

rosette Mandalian "Gloria" Lustro-Pearl Bracelet Mesh Purse in Near Mint Condition!

I just love these bracelet style mesh purses by Mandalian. Called "Gloria" bags, they open with a snap clasp and the frame springs open. Very clever design which was patented by Mandalian. This one is in near mint condition ... the mesh is all perfect with no wear to the lustro-pearl finish. Interior is lined in pretty white silk and appears unused. The only thing that keeps it from being mint is 1/2 of one chain fringe is broken off ... that is all!! It is a stunning bag and could be used if someone were inclined to do so. Frame and fringe are silver colored. Measures 4-1/4" wide at frame x 8" long.

Previously listed for $899. (Click on pic for more photos.)

650 including s/h*

#10423

Mandalian Mesh Purse

rosette Rare Mandalian "Gloria" Bracelet Style Lustro Pearl Mesh Purse

Another one of Mandalian's hard-to-find styles: the Gloria bracelet frame! This one is in lustro pearl finish with emerald green and coppery brown and black on a cream background. Diamond embossed designs surround the bracelet frame and clasp flips up to open the purse. Bracelet is a spring-band that pops open when the clasp is released. These purses are so hard to find that I bought it even with the missing chainlink fringes (as these are easily enough replaced). Enameling is in excellent conditon; a few links are detached on either side right at corners (see interior pic). Measures 4-1/4" wide x 8" long to tip of fringe.

Previously listed for $950. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$599 including s/h*

#8915

Mandalian Mesh Purse

rosette Mint Green Mandalian Mesh Purse with Gold Accents

For some reason, the colors just wouldn't come out on the scan of this little Mandalian enameled mesh purse. The background is actually a very pretty mint green with metallic gold and black abstract flowers and leaves. There are one and a half pieces of fringe missing, barely noticeable due to the closeness of the fringe. Mesh is all tight to the frame, but on one side at the hinge, a tile or two have become disconnected leaving a tiny gap. It doesn't affect appearance at all, but needs to be mentioned for accuracy. There is no missing enamel on the purse that I could find. Measures 3-1/2" wide x 9" long.

Previously listed for $425. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$275 including s/h*

#6735

Mandalian Mesh Purse

rosette Mandalian Figural Cockatoos Mesh Purse with Embossed Frame

This is one of my favorite Mandalian mesh purses because of the pair of facing cockatoos at the bottom. Lovely colors of coral, aqua, teal and black on a creamy background really make it showy! The embossed frame is "A" shaped and the bottom is finished in Vandyke fringe. This purse is in mint condition with no wear to the enamel whatsoever, no loose links, and no missing fringe. It's simply a beauty! Measures 3-1/2" wide x 8" long.

Previously listed for $699. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$399 including s/h*

#8293

Mandalian Mesh Purse

rosette Mandalian Lustro Pearl Mesh Purse with Tangerine Dangles

Here we have a beautiful Mandalian lustro pearl mesh purse in superb condition. The enameling on the bag is in mint condition; the dangles had a few chips, so we had them touched up to match perfectly. It is a really beautiful purse that would be a focal point in any collection! Measures 4" wide x 7-1/2" long to bottom of fringe.

Previously listed for $699. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$475 including s/h*

#6253

Mandalian Mesh Purse

rosette Rare Mandalian "Gloria" Bracelet Style Lustro Pearl Mesh Purse

Very hard to come by, this is one of Mandalian's most desirable purses. Known as the "Gloria" bracelet purse, the name comes from the fact that the frame opens like a bracelet on a type of built-in spring. The finger-snapover closure lifts up and back to open. Vibrant colors in excellent shape are identical on both sides. There are some fringe links missing, but it is very hard to determine as they hang so closely together. Overall the purse is in excellent condition with no damage to the mesh other than very minor paint loss on a few tiles near the top corners which blend in to the darker colors around them. Purse measures 4-1/2" wide x 8" long to bottom of fringe.

Previously listed for $1,395 .. now selling for below my cost! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$599 including s/h*

#7153

Mandalian Mesh Purse

rosette Lustro-Pearl Mandalian with Turquoise Dangles

If you are looking for one of the finest Mandalians you will ever find, then you are looking at it! The beautiful lustro-pearl finish made it impossible to capture the true colors of this wonderful mesh purse. The background is a light champagne with magenta, orange and turquoise designs enhancing the front and back. The bottom is stepped, and at each corner hangs a turquoise teardrop dangle. Silver frame is embossed with delicate flowers and vines, and interior is lined in cream silk. The condition is as close to mint as you are going to find with the only apology being a slight stain on the lining right at the inside top (barely visible). Measures 4-1/2" wide x 9-1/2" long. Absolutely stunning! 

Previously listed for $1,395 .. now selling for below my cost! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$595 including s/h*

#5735

Mandalian Mesh Purse

rosette Rare Design and Color Mandalian Mesh Purse

In all the years of my collecting, this is the only Mandalian purse with this design that I have ever seen. It is very unusual with a gold backround and diagonal "wave" patterns running across the frong. The bottom has an art deco design matching the colors of the diagonal bands. Finished with gold chainlink fringe and topped with a pretty -- and unusual -- gold link handle. The frame is beautifully embossed in intricate designs and has a floral wreath around the clasp. Entire purse is in excellent condition with no damage or wear of any kind that I can find. Measures 4-1/2" wide at frame x 7-3/4" in length overall.

Previously listed for $699. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$399 including s/h*

#12327

Mandalian Mesh Purse rosette Fuchsia and Teal Mandalian Mesh Purse with Ornate Filigreed Frame

This gorgeous Mandalian enameled mesh purse has just about the prettiest colors I've seen yet! Bright fuchsia and teal on a creamy background interspersed with black for contrast ... it is just great! The ornate silver frame is filigreed on both sides with openwork daisies all the way across. Interior is lined in ivory silk that is in good shape with the exception of some loose stitches around the edge. All of the links are tight to the frame, including at the hinges, and the enameling is mint. There are two links of chain fringe missing in the exact same place on each side, so it almost looks planned that way although I'm sure it was not. Measures 4-1/2" wide x 9" long.

Previously listed for $599. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$359 including s/h*

#6635

Mandalian Mesh Purse

rosette Mandalian with Blue Rosebuds and Jeweled Filigreed Frame

My pictures aren't doing justice to this wonderful Mandalian enamel mesh purse with its elaborately filigreed frame set with three jewels: a pink swirl in the center and two sapphires on either end. The colors are a soft robins egg blue, black, and touches of lavender and pale apricot blush on creamy background. The purse is in excellent condition with only very minor wear on some of the enamel on the outside edges and under the hinge. Measures 4-3/4" wide x 8-1/2" long.

Previously listed for $699. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$425 including s/h*

#6158

Mandalian Mesh Purse rosette Rare "Martha Washington" Mesh Bag by Mandalian with Original Tag!

When they say "good things come in small packages," they must have had this little darling in mind! One of Mandalian's scarcest purses -- and the only one I've ever seen -- is this adorable little mesh purse with its original tag proclaiming it to be a "Martha Washington Bag, Latest Style, Mandalian Mfg. Co." Just large enough to hold a compact and some change, this little sweetie is yellow with blue and black trim, yellow silk top, and yellow drawstrings tipped with filigreed metal baubles. And the fringe consists of little Van Dyke triangles tipped with tiny silver beads. It is a delight to see and hold, and in unused, MINT condition! Where will you ever see another? Measures a miniscule 3-1/4" wide x 6" long.

Previously listed for $799 .. now selling for below my cost! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$425 including s/h*

#6310

Mandalian Mesh Purse

rosette Mandalian Mesh Purse with Unusual Openwork Embossed Frame and Teardrop Dangle Fringe

This is a very unusual Mandalian mesh purse in a style and colors that are rarely found. Finish is lustro-pearl, and the frame is a widened "A" style openwork embossed design. Two-level Van-dyke fringe is tipped with teardrop dangles. Overall the purse is in excellent condition. Upon very close inspection, however, there is some enamel loss on the tiles right against the frame and along the edges of the purse. It blends in so well with the colors as to really be unnoticeable and is insignificant in a purse of this rarity. The teardrop dangles are a nice deep patina in a bronze shade. Colors on purse are creamy background and flowers with orange centers and petals of green, black and rust. There are one or two links loose right under the hinge that could be easily re-attached by someone with better vision than I! All in all, a great purse in a hard-to-find example. Measures 4-1/2" wide x 9-1/2" long to bottom of fringe.

Previously listed for $850. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$499 including s/h*

#9258

Mandalian Mesh Purse

rosette Mandalian Figural Cockatoos Mesh Purse with Embossed Frame

This is one of my favorite Mandalian figural enamel mesh purses ... the beautiful teals and rust on the creamy background make such an appealing combination. A pair of feathered cockatoos are facing each other at the bottom of the purse and blend into the design perfectly. Enamel on this one is in excellent condition with only one tile missing color, and that is right at the hinge. The A-frame is embosssed on both sides with ornate flowers and scrolling feathers. All of the fringe chains are there, and all of the mesh is tight to the frame. In fact, the only thing that needs mentioning is that one tile has come loose from its sister right at the hinge (visible in close-up of frame) and needs to be reattached. I may be able to do it with a magnifier, but haven't tried yet. Other than that, the purse is MINT and truly gorgeous. Measures 3-1/2" wide x 8" long to bottom of fringe.

Previously listed for $750. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$399 including s/h*

#7357

Mandalian Mesh Purse

rosette Mandalian Mesh Purse in Unusual Colors with Ornate Gold Embossed Frame

This a very pretty Mandalian mesh purse in a very pretty shade of aqua green with hunter green, gold, and coral designs. Set off with an embossed gold frame and gold fringe, it is a delight to behold. Truly a very lovely purse and one I haven't seen before. Overall in very good condition with only one strand of fringe missing ... this shouldn't be too hard to replace as it is just a simple chain link. eve is original ... to my eyes, this purse is in mint condition and does not appear to have ever been used. Measures 5-1/4" wide at frame x just a bit over 8" in length overall. Box is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".

Previously listed for $450. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$299 including s/h*

#10449

Mandalian Stained Glass Mesh Purse

rosette Mandalian "Stained Glass" Mesh Purse with Enameled Filigree Frame

Here we have a very pretty Mandalian mesh purse done in "stained glass" design. The black background really sets off the gold, blue and pink colors in the pattern. The stunning filigreed gold frame has a black enameled flower in the center and the clasp has two little embossed birds. Interior is lined in a printed pink silk that I doubt is original to the purse but works fine with it. This purse came from a private local collection and has not been offered publicly before. Purse is in very good condition throughout and measures 4-1/2" wide at frame x 8" long to bottom of fringe.

Previously listed for $450. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$350 including s/h*

#14308

Mandalian Gloria Mesh Purse

rosette Rare Mandalian "Gloria" Bracelet Style Lustro Pearl Mesh Purse

This is a very lovely Mandalian purse with the Gloria "bracelet" style frame. Done in lustro-pearl finish, the enameling on this purse is quite pretty ... the front side is a little bit lighter than the back. I've seen this often on Mandalian Gloria purses, even to the extent where the colors are completely different from one side to the other. In any event, the purse is very pretty. The links are all tight to the frame, the spring in the frame and the clasp are in excellent condition with no warping or looseness. The only apology is one strand of fringe which is missing some links (an easy repair if you have the links). Measures 4-1/4" wide at frame x 8" long to bottom of fringe.

Previously listed for $650. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$450 including s/h*

#14324

Mandalian Mesh Purse

rosette Mandalian Lustro-Pearl Mesh Purse with Rare Style Gold Frame

This is a fantastic Mandalian lustro-pearl mesh purse with a truly beautiful embossed gold frame. Beautiful colors of turquoise and red on a pale ecru background ... just stunning! Pretty gold fringe in a stepped design finish off the bottom. This entire purse is in absolutely mint condition with no enamel loss or damage anywhere. Measures 4-3/8" wide x 8-1/2" to tip of fringe.

Previously listed for $499. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$350 including s/h*

#13312

Mandalian Mesh Purse

rosette Mandalian Lustro-Pearl Mesh Purse with Rare Style Embossed Openwork Gold Frame

Here we have another beautiful Mandalian mesh purse done in lustro-pearl finish with a fabulous embossed gold frame with openwork corners. Large floral designs on this one make it a standout. Purse is in excellent condition with no damage that I can find. Measures 4-1/4" wide x 9" long to bottom of fringe.

Previously listed for $499. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$375 including s/h*

#13313

Mandalian Mesh Purse
Back View

rosette Gorgeous Mandalian "Gloria" Bracelet Lustro-Pearl Mesh Purse with Mosaic Enameled Clasp - Rare Double Color Pattern!

Here we have another beautiful bracelet style mesh purse by Mandalian. Called "Gloria" bags, they open with a snap clasp and the frame springs open. Very clever design which was patented by Mandalian. This particular bag has a rarely found enameled clasp that really adds to its beauty. What makes this one really unusual is that the bag has a double color pattern ... the front is cream with grey, black, red and orange flowers. The back has the same design but with a rich teal green instead of the grey in the flowers. I have never seen a double colored mesh bag before and this is really pretty. The lustro-pearl finish just glistens it is in such great shape. The frame and fringe on this one is gold rather than silver. The only apology is a few strands of fringe is missing ... these would not be that hard to match up and repair but I don't do that as I don't have the tools to work with such small links. This is a fabulous purse! Interior is unlined. It is larger than the one above ... this one measures 5" wide at frame x 9" long.

Previously listed for $1,250 ... now priced below my cost! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$695 including s/h*

#10224

Mandalian Mesh Purse

rosette Martha Washington Lustro Pearl Mesh Purse by Mandalian with Original Tag

This is a very pretty green and white Martha Washington style mesh purse in lustro pearl finish by Mandalian. It even has its original tag still on the draw cord! I don't believe this beautiful purse was ever used as the enameling is in mint condition; however, the silk has split in a few places from aging. Even so, it is a lovely display piece and could be repaired if someone chooses to do so ... I prefer to keep them original when they are this good. Let's face it .... we wouldn't really plan to use this, would we?? :-)

Previously listed for $550. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$275 including s/h*

#9770

Mandalian Mesh Purse

rosette Rare Pictorial Mandalian 'Vase of Flowers' Mesh Purse with Cathedral Frame

This is a lovely Mandalian mesh purse with vase of flowers on the front and back. This one is done in very unusual colors of gold, Indian Summer red, and green on a cream background which gives the purse a very autumnish feel. The enameling has a lustro-pearl look to it and the frame and fringe are gold. This is a beautiful mesh bag and it is in perfect condition throughout. Design is straight, not crooked as the scan makes it look. Measures 3-1/2" wide at frame x 8" in length overall.

Previously listed for $650. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$399 including s/h*

#11305

Whiting and Davis Mesh Purse rosette Whiting & Davis Scenic Pagoda Design Mesh Purse with Original Tag

This very pretty Whiting & Davis mesh purse was referred to in a W & D original catalog ad as a "Costume" bag. The design is an abstract pagoda in vivid colors of blue and coral and black on a striking white background. Purse even has it's original paper Whiting & Davis string tag! Interior is unlined and all mesh is tight to the frame, even at armpits. Overall in excellent condition with no missing or loose tiles or links ... it's in fantastic shape! Measures 5" wide at frame x 7-3/4" long.

Previously listed for $550. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$399 including s/h*

#14329

Whiting and Davis Mesh Purse rosette Whiting & Davis Rare Style Dresden Mesh Purse with Unusual Enameled Frame

This beautiful purse is one of my very favorites by Whiting & Davis and one of the nicest I have ever had.  Done in baby-soft Dresden mesh, gorgeous colors abound on this one.  And I especially love the way the fringe is done ... double layered in solid Van Dyke shaped mesh with chainlink fringe hanging from there in a ruffly effect.  Frame is enameled in blue and white and is nearly perfect ... left side of front appears to have a rub spot or a factory miss on the inner edge but it is original to the piece and doesn't detract at all.  Back of frame is identical to front.  The enameling on this frame is of a design I have never seen before and it is quite attractive.    Interior lined in blue silk with ruched pocket and tiny round beveled mirror.  Lining is in excellent condition with one teeny hole near top and some rouge stains.    Overall very good condition with only very minor wear.  Measures 5-1/4" wide x 9-1/4" long overall.

Previously listed for $850. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$625 including s/h*

#12786

Whiting and Davis Mesh Purse rosette Rare Whiting & Davis Poiret Pouch Beadlite Mesh Purse

This is my mystery Whiting & Davis pouch style purse ... it's in the shorter/wider style of Paul Poiret's designs, but it is done in Beadlite instead of armor mesh.   Beadlite refers to a style of beads that Whiting & Davis developed to resemble glass beads ... instead of flat mesh tiles, each little tile is rounded with a dome shape.  This is a very rare style purse that I have not been able to find anywhere.  It's definitely an earlier piece.  Interior is lined in white silk that shows some wear and is detached from the frame a bit.  However, ALL of the mesh is tight to the frame and is in very good condition.  Some very minor enamel loss on the tops of the domes mostly around the outer edges ... not very noticeable at all ... overall color is very good.  Measures 5" wide at frame x 7-3/4" long.

Previously listed for $650. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$499 including s/h*

#13873

Sterling Silver Gold Overlay Purse rosette Sterling Silver Mesh Wrist Purse with Gold Overlay & Jeweled Frame

Wow! Look at this incredible little decorative mesh purse .... it is marked sterling and has an overlay of gold ... very rare!  The unique frame is heavily embellished with gradient sized beaded balls, of which there are a few missing. There is a center jade stone, and two white stones which appear to be a type of baroque pearl. At the top of the bracelet-length chain there is a jeweled charm with a turquoise stone in the center. The bottom is finished with four tassel-shaped dangles. With the exception of the few missing beads on the frame, this purse is in excellent condition!  Measures 4" wide x 5-1/2" long counting frame and dangles. Chain to top is another 3-1/2".

Previously listed for $545. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$375 including s/h*

#5763

Whiting and Davis Mesh Purse rosette Whiting & Davis Dresden Mesh Pictorial Purse with Enameled & Jeweled Frame

This is one of Whiting & Davis' finest Dresden mesh purses ... at least in my humble opinion.  The frame on this purse is just stunning with it's rich enameled colors and marcasites inlaid all around.  And the bonus is that both sides are the same!   This particular purse features a yellow vase of flowers in abstract fashion and large flowers cascading from it.  Bar and link chain has enameled decoration which does show some loss.  The enameling on the frame is very nearly perfect with only one very small chip on the upper right corner on the "back" side.  There are a total of four tiny marcasites missing but these are almost impossible to notice.  Interior is lined beige silk in perfect condition with tiny smocked pocket.  Needs to be retacked to the corners by the hinge, otherwise perfect.  And the price is a bargain ... I have sold these for as high as $799 in the past.   Measures approximately 5-1/4" wide x 9" long to bottom of fringe.

Previously listed for $399. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$299 including s/h*

#9592

Whiting and Davis Mesh Purse rosette Rare Design Whiting & Davis Mesh Purse with Sapphire Jeweled Clasp

This is a very unusually shaped Whiting & Davis mesh purse with a modified cathedral frame and sapphire jeweled clasp.  It is oversized, measuring 5" wide x 8" long and has a very pretty Art Nouveau design on the front.  Colors are white background with teal stripes, pink and teal design in center outlined with black curlicues.  There is a cascade at the top with roses above each.  Striped Van Dyke fringe finishes the purse.  This is such a pretty purse and so unique that I purchased it for my personal collection even though it has enamel loss in several areas.  It blends in well with the design and really isn't very noticeable at a glance ... purse is priced accordingly.

Previously listed for $325. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$250 including s/h*

#9729

Whiting and Davis Mesh Purse rosette Whiting & Davis Dresden Mesh Deco Purse with Enameled Frame

Here is a striking Whiting & Davis ring mesh purse in near mint condition. This is an earlier purse ... size is much smaller than their later purses. Very dramatic black deco swirling design on silvery background makes this purse stand out from the rest. The frame is a simple black on silver and is in perfect condition. In fact, the only flaw anywhere on this purse is three links that have come detached by one hinge. Measures 3-1/2" wide x 6-1/2" long. Elegant in its simplicity!

Previously listed for $465 ... now offered at my cost. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$295 including s/h*

#6346

Gold Mesh Purse rosette Gold Mesh Purse with Spectacular Jeweled Frame

This is a very unusual and rare purse in very tiny gold ring mesh and a stunning filigreed and jeweled frame.  I can't find a maker's name on it, so I'm not certain or the origin.  It is extremely fine quality with 13 prong-set crystal jewels all around the frame and 4 on the filigreed clasp ... 17 jewels in all!  The interior is lined in cream silk and the interior of the frame is embossed with a lovely acanthus leaf design.  Bottom of purse is finished in Van Dyke fringe.   This purse came from a private local collection and has not been offered publicly before.  Purse is in excellent condition throughout and measures 5" wide at frame x 6-1//2" long not counting chain handle.

Previously listed for $695. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$525 including s/h*

#14248

Whiting and Davis Mesh Purse rosette Rare & Unusual Large Size Whiting & Davis Dresden Mesh Purse

This rare large size Whiting & Davis dresden mesh purse is absolutely one of my very favorites ... I just love the soft pastel colors that resemble a fine impressionistic painting.  The frame is stunning ... bright gold with beautiful embossed details including a fabulous high clasp surround for the pushbutton.  The handle is a combination bar and ring and the bars are all intricately embossed as well.  The back of the frame has the same design as the front.  Interior is lined in pale gold silk which needs tacked down on one side about an inch on either side ... not a hard job.  Overall, the entire purse is in impeccable condition with no damage or wear to the beautiful colors at all.  The size is absolutely the biggest I have ever seen for a Dresden mesh ... it measures 5-1/2" wide at frame x almost 9-1/2" in length overall.  At the very bottom, it measures 7" across.  Note how the fringe hangs in a ruffled effect ... very pretty!

Previously listed for $899. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$550 including s/h*

#11880

Whiting and Davis Mesh Purse rosette Super Rare Whiting & Davis Dresden Mesh Purse with ARMOR MESH Interior!

This is a really unusual purse made by Whiting & Davis.  The outside has a beautiful abstract design of roses on fine Dresden mesh.  The interior -- and you HAVE to look at the pictures! -- is lined in bright pink ARMOR mesh!  I'm not sure what their reasoning was in making the purse this way as it is not reversible.  Perhaps just to give the outside that extra sparkle because when the purse is turned, the silver mesh from the inside glistens through the Dresden mesh giving it a sparkly appearance.  The deco stepped frame is enameled in green and black and is identical on both sides.  Body of purse is in absolutely mint condition with no wear to the vibrant colors at all.  Frame has a speck or two of missing enamel and a few older touch-ups on the corners on one side.  All in all, a very desirable purse in very good condition.   Measures approximately 3-3/4" wide at frame x  6" in length overall.

Previously listed for $599. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$350 including s/h*

#10869

Whiting and Davis Mesh Purse rosette Rare Envelope Style Whiting & Davis Mesh Purse Original Corded Handle & Beaded Tassel

This wonderful RARE style mesh purse was made by Whiting & Davis and is one of their earlier designs.  Featuring a fold-over gold frame with original silk carrying cord -- with adjustable slide -- and beaded tassel.  Mesh is a reddish brown shade with green diamonds accented with white and black borders.  Purse is all original and in MINT condition!   Measures 4" wide x 4" long (purse body) x  7" long counting tassel.

Previously listed for $650 ... now offered at my cost! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$350 including s/h*

#9406

Whiting and Davis Mesh Purse rosette Pretty Little Whiting & Davis "Easter Flowers" Dresden Mesh Purse

Isn't this just one of the sweetest little purses you've ever seen?  It just reminds me of Easter with its beautiful pink, purple, orange and yellow flowers!  Both sides are identical and the fringe hangs like a little ruffle.  The silver frame is prettily embossed in an acanthus leaf design.  Interior is lined in white silk and the entire purse is in perfect condition!  Measures 4" wide at frame x 6-1/2" long.

Previously listed for $399. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$250 including s/h*

#12665

Whiting and Davis Mesh Purse rosette Whiting & Davis Deco Mesh Purse with Fancy Openwork Frame

One of Whiting & Davis' finest enamel mesh purses....just look at the beautiful gold filigreed frame!  The enamel on the purse is in fantastic condition in soft shades of aqua, pink, yellow, and lavender.  The gold chain is a twisted link.  Be sure to look at the interior of the purse -- it is all bright gold!  Includes the original W & D metal hang tag inside.  I can find no reason not to call this purse MINT condition as it is perfect.  Measures 4" wide x 7" long.

Previously listed for $399. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$250 including s/h*

#5890

Whiting and Davis Mesh Purse rosette Rare Style Whiting & Davis Mesh Purse with Blue Jeweled Frame

Here we have a very rare and unusual Whiting & Davis mesh purse ... this one has a lovely teal colored background with blue and pink flowers accented with black and outlined in silver ... it is truly exquisite.  The frame is the only one of its kind I have ever seen with three diamond-shaped stones set into the frame clearly visible from both sides.  Fringe is Van Dyke style in blue and silver stripes ... back of frame is embossed with flowers and vines.  What a beauty!  No damage or enamel loss that I can see ... near perfect condition.  Still has W & D hang tag inside.  Measures a large 5-1/4" wide x 7-1/2" long.

Previously listed for $650. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$465 including s/h*

#9847

Whiting and Davis Mesh Purse rosette Whiting & Davis Beadlite Art Deco Style Mesh Purse

Here we have a very pretty Whiting & Davis Beadlite mesh purse with a terrific Art Deco influenced embossed frame and striking design in black and white.  Beadlite refers to a style of beads that Whiting & Davis developed to resemble glass beads ... instead of flat mesh tiles, each little tile is rounded with a dome shape.   The interior is unlined and has some separation of links at armpit on one side.  Enameling on outside does have some surface wear but it blends in fine with the design and color pattern.    This purse came from a private local collection and has not been offered publicly before.  Purse measures 5" wide at frame x 6" long to bottom of fringe.

Previously listed for $299. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$175 including s/h*

#14311

Whiting and Davis Mesh Purse rosette Rare Whiting & Davis  Gold Mesh Purse with Double Enameled & Jeweled Frame

I do have a lot of purses I describe as "rare" but this is because that is what I collect so you will find many unusual and hard-to-find purses in my offerings. This is one of the most unusual and unique Whiting & Davis mesh purses I have ever had.   Base mesh is all gold and the enameling on the purse is black with yellow, white & green florettes and accents.  The most unusual thing about it, though, is the rare frame which is finished the same on both sides.  It is elegantly embossed and has black enameling on either side of a center vignette with tiny hand-painted pink roses enameled right under the clasp.  There is a jet black jewel in the clasp itself.   The enameling is all in perfect condition with no loss that I can see, and all the mesh is tightly attached to the frame.  Handle is made of beautiful gold embossed bars.  Measures  4" wide x 8" long overall.

Previously listed for $699. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$499 including s/h*

#9653

Whiting and Davis Mesh Purse rosette Rare Oversized Whiting & Davis Cameo Rose Purse with Silver Frame

It's not often that you will find another of these highly unusual oversized Whiting & Davis mesh purses. This one has a silverplate frame with engraved designs on both front and back. Plating is excellent and polishes up beautifully. The design on the purse features a single rose in the center of a teal background, four roses in the corners, and little rosebuds all across theVandyke fringe. It is in superb condition with 99.9% of the enameling intact. Mesh is all tight to the frame, but if you look with a magnifying glass, some of the spiral metal wire is missing. The mesh is still tight with no gaps visible as it is so closely done. Measures 6" wide at the bottom x 9-1/2" long. It is an extraordinary piece!

Previously listed for $950 ... now priced at my cost. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$599 including s/h*

#7294

Whiting and Davis Mesh Purse rosette Whiting & Davis Purple Berries Mesh Purse<

This darling little purse was made by Whiting & Davis and is in perfect condition! Gorgeous colors of purple and coral with black accents on a snow white background make it a stunning purse. Clusters of purple berries or flowers grace both front and back in a random design. Frame is embossed with flowers and vines on both sides. On the side "seam" on each side is a single row of tiles in between the colored design. On one side, this 'stripe' is white while on the other the tiles are unpainted. This appears to be original to the way the purse was made rather than wear as the painted tiles on either side of this single row are perfect. In any case, it is along the side and doesn't show from either front or back. Has Whiting & Davis metal hang-tag inside; no lining. Measures 4" wide x 7" long.

Previously listed for $399. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$299 including s/h*

#9012

Whiting and Davis Mesh Purse rosette Scenic Whiting & Davis "Hot Air Balloon" Baby Dresden Mesh Purse in MINT CONDITION!

This is one of the most attractive baby Dresden mesh purses that I have ever seen! The colors are vivid and beautiful in bright pink, baby blue, and green with light brown. The design resembles a hot air balloon and is the same on both sides. The frame is outstanding with a large, solid ornately embossed clasp. It is lined in gold silk with a tiny pocket. The entire purse is in absolutely mint condition with thick scalloped fringe. This one is a real beauty! Measures 4" wide x 9" long to bottom of fringe.

Previously listed for $850 ... now priced at my cost! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$450 including s/h*

#7407

Whiting and Davis Mesh Purse rosette Scenic Whiting & Davis Mesh Purse with Houses, Fountain and Purple Frame!

This hard-to-find Whiting & Davis enamel mesh purse features an abstract scene with housesand a fountain in the center. Extremely rare PURPLE enameled frame tops it all off while beautiful multi-color Vandyke fringe finishes the bottom. To my eye, the purse is in mint condition with no enamel loss. This little beauty measures approximately 3-3/4" wide x 7" long.

Previously listed for $599. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$299 including s/h*

#9853

Whiting and Davis Mesh Purse rosette Whiting & Davis Figural Hummingbird Dresdem Mesh Purse

We have a few variations of hummingbird Dresden mesh purses available right now, but none in this color combination or style. The frame on this purse is extra wide, being nearly 5" across. It is very finely done with delicate embossed designs on both front and back. Interior is lined in beige silk in perfect shape with only a few pale lipstick rubs. The mesh and lining are tightly affixed to the frame with no loose linkage. In fact, the entire purse is in near mint condition. Even the little chain handle has embossed bars to match the frame. When held in your hand, the fringe hangs in ruffled folds ... this one is a beauty! Measures approximately 5" x 6-1/2" long.

Previously listed for $550 ... now listed below my cost! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$250 including s/h*

#7017

Whiting and Davis Mesh Purse rosette Rare Whiting & Davis Figural Mesh Purse with Jeweled Clasp and 3-Part Frame with Mirror

Here is one I have never seen anything like before! Made by Whiting & Davis, this rare style enameled mesh purse has a 3-part frame which opens to reveal a mirrored (cracked) panel in the center. The clasp is a huge malachite jewel, and the brass frame is enameled in ivory. Colors of enamel are orange, taupe, and black on cream background. There is a figure of a dog or horse in the center, and the fringe is Van Dyke style. The mesh is all shiny gold on the interior, and this reflects through the enamel to make it sparkle. Measures 5" wide x 8" long. Mirror is only slightly foggy with a cracked section ... picture makes it look gray, which it is not. Overall the purse is in excellent condition with no loose or missing links or enamel loss. It's a beauty!

Previously listed for $799 ... now offered at my cost! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$465 including s/h*

#6577

Whiting and Davis Mesh Purse rosette Whiting & Davis Dresden Mesh Purse - Large Size!

Whiting & Davis is not to be outdone... look at this stunning bright gold Dresden mesh with bold colors and striking double fringe! The gorgeous gold frame is richly embossed on both sides with a high-set ball and socket clasp. The bright colors of red, green orange, and black are splashed on in a diamond design. The interior is lined in soft gold silk in very good condition which has come loose from the frame in a few places. The mesh itself is all in fantastic condition with no tears, loose links, or missing fringe. It is in great shape! Gold chainlink handle has embossed bars and links. Pictured in "Antique Purses" by Richard Holiner on page 175. Measures 4-3/4" wide x 9-3/4" long to tip of fringe. Another prized find for even the most advanced collector!

Previously listed for $695 ... now at my cost! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$350 including s/h*

#5909

Whiting and Davis Mesh Purse rosette Sophisticated! Rare Style Whiting & Davis Mesh Purse

Another fantastic Whiting & Davis deco enamel mesh bag in outstanding condition! Soft colors of almond and chocolate in an assymetrical pattern that is repeated on both sides. The exceptional thing about this purse is the framework: it is completely enameled in a matching design to the purse! Has original Whiting & Davis metal signature tag inside (see photo). The bag is in near mint condition with only a few tiny paint chips on outside of frame and one worn area on back of frame about 1/4". The enamel on the purse itself is perfect! Overall a 9 out of 10 condition. Pictured in "Antique Purses" by Richard Holiner on page 93. Beautiful! Measures 7-3/4" long x 4-1/4" wide at top of frame.

Previously listed for $375. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$265 including s/h*

#5475

Whiting and Davis Mesh Purse rosette Rare Style Gold Double Mesh Purse by Whiting & Davis with Jeweled Clasps

Another rare item:  this is a wonderful little mesh dance purse by Whiting & Davis ... it consists of two completely separate mesh purses with ruffled fringe connected with a braided mesh wrist strap with adjustable slide.  Each clasp is set with a blue sapphire jewel  and when held, the jeweled sides each face outward.  The purses are in MINT condition and quite tiny ... the larger of the two measures 1-1/4" wide at base of frame x 6" long while the smaller one is only 1-1/4" wide at base of frame x 4-1/2" long.  It is a dressy little purse all in bright gold ... for the most discriminating collector!

Previously listed for $599. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$425 including s/h*

#9023

Mesh Purse rosette Whiting & Davis Baby Dresden Mesh Purse w/ Wrist Strap & Original Tag in MINT CONDITION!

Highly unusual style is found in this rare Whiting & Davis purse made of baby-fine Dresden mesh in an impressionistic water color design.  Everything about this one is mint .. down to the tiny lacy ring mesh fringes!  The original tag is still on the clasp and it reads, "This Bag is Made of Genuine Whiting Soldered Mesh, the Strongest and Most Durable Produced."  The reverse side states, "A Whiting & Davis Mesh Bag" over their logo.  The slide on the handle and the cover at the end are embossed in ornate designs which are continued on the frame on both sides.  All the mesh is tight to the frame, and there are no holes.  It is in MINT condition and was never carried that I can tell.  Measures 3" wide x 6-3/4" long to bottom of fringe, not counting the handle.

Previously listed for $499. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$299 including s/h*

#7045

Germany Dresden Mesh Purse rosette Dresden Mesh Purse from Germany

Here we have a pretty little Dresden mesh purse that was made in Germany.  The clasp has two jade colored beads ... not sure what the material is -- could be plastic, bakelite or possibly real jade.  Purse is done in tiny ring mesh with Van Dyke fringe.  There is pale green and red/orange silk-screen designs on the mesh and the frame has traces of red/orange enameling.  There is minor wear on this but the mesh is all intact and in great shape.  Interior is lined and that is also in very good condition.   Measures 4" wide at frame x 7" long to bottom of fringe.

Previously listed for $250. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$150 including s/h*

#14327

Sunset Mesh Purse rosette Lovely Sunset Mesh Purse with Jeweled & Enameled Frame ~ Made in Germany

This is one of the prettiest Sunset mesh purses I have had.  It resembles a Whiting & Davis style but this one was made in Germany.  It has a saphire jeweled clasp and very prety embossed frame with pale green enameling.  The body of the purse is done in gold, silver and bronze stripes ... thus the sunset name.  Pretty gold link chain tops it off.  Interior is lined in soft blue cotton in excellent condtion. In fact, the entire purse is in mint condition with not a bit of wear or color loss to the purse or any missing rings.  The mesh is so finely done it feels like silk.   Measures 4" wide at frame x  6" long.

Previously listed for $499. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$325 including s/h*

#13060

Whiting and Davis Mesh Purse rosette Whiting & Davis Dresden Mesh Purse with Van Dyke Fringe

Very pretty floral design with smoky purple stripes along the sides.  It is lined in yellow silk and has the original round beveled mirror.  All in great condition ... nice art deco stepped frame which also has embossed stylized flowers.  Measures 5" wide at hinges x 7" long overall.

Previously listed for $550. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$325 including s/h*

#7170

Mesh Purse rosette Whiting & Davis Gold Mesh Purse with Enameled Design

How many times have you ever seen a mesh purse like this one?  I know I haven't!  Shiny bright gold mesh with a lovely diamond design enameled in a snow white and pink checker design.  Both sides are identical and hang from a very ornately embossed cathedral frame.  Made by Whiting & Davis with a Registered in Canada mark, the entire purse is in mint condition with no missing enamel or loose links.  It is a real beauty!   Measures  2-3/4" wide x almost 8" long overall.

Previously listed for $499. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$325 including s/h*

#9160

Dresden Mesh Purse rosette Dresden Mesh Purse with Deco Enameled Jeweled Frame and Van Dyke Fringe

From the home of an elderly lady in our area comes this terrific little Dresden mesh purse with a terrific enameled Art Deco frame.  She told us it was her "lucky" purse as she was carrying it when she met her husband.  The colors are pink, yellow, orange, blue and green with just a hint of lilac.  The frame is enameled in cloisonne' fashion with yellow and green.  There are two sapphires -- most likely real as these usually were -- in the clasp.  Interior is lined in ivory silk.  It is in excellent condition!  And beautiful!  We feel "lucky" to have it!   Measures 4" x 5-1/4" to bottom of Van Dyke fringe

Previously listed for $575 ... now priced at my cost. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$299 including s/h*

#7571

Whiting and Davis Mesh Purse rosette Mint Condition Whiting & Davis Mesh Bag with Rare Puffy Floral Center and Round Beveled Mirror

The word "rare" will be frequently found on my website because that is what I specialize in ... rare and unusual purses.  I try not to purchase common pieces, so what you see here will be the best of the best.  And this one is no exception!  Never ran across this purse before ... it is a Whiting & Davis very large size mesh in a beautiful pale yellow shade with green center panel.  Bottom is bordered in black with pink flowers ending in Vandyke fringe.  The center panel of the front contains a rigid "puffy" area that is actually embossed into the mesh to give the flowers a 3-dimensional look.  The back has the same green panel but without the flowers in the center.  This is done on a gold-base mesh rather than silver and is finished with an embossed gold frame.   The original round beveled mirror was still inside the purse.  Measures 5" wide at frame, 9-1/2" long, and 6-1/2" wide across the bottom.  It is an OUTSTANDING purse!

Previously listed for $950 ... now offered at my cost! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$495 including s/h*

#8658

Whiting and Davis Beadlite Mesh Purse rosette Whiting & Davis Beadlite Scenic Mesh Purse

Here we have a very unusual Whiting & Davis Beadlite purse with a terrific Art Deco influenced scenic design of a row of houses done in abstract design with pink roofs and smoke coming from the chimneys.  It's a design I have never seen before.  Beadlite refers to a style of beads that Whiting & Davis developed to resemble glass beads ... instead of flat mesh tiles, each little tile is rounded with a dome shape.  The frame is embossed with a pebble finish and has black enameling on both front and back.  Front is perfect but back has one small chip in the black ... shown in photo of back.  There is also a section of mesh along the front side that has come loose from the wire attaching it to the frame (four holes wide).  This can probably be repaired but I am not able to do it.  Body of purse has very good color retention with no missing tiles or loose links.  This purse came from a private local collection and has not been offered publicly before.  Purse measures 5" wide at frame x 6" long to bottom of fringe.

Previously listed for $365. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$265 including s/h*

#14310

Whiting & Davis Dresden Mesh Purse rosette Whiting & Davis Dresden Mesh Purse with Rare Stepped Fringe & Roses

This fine Whiting & Davis Dresden mesh purse has wonderful colors of teal, orange, purple, pink, green, yellow, fuchsia & numerous others in a depiction of roses.  The striped effect in the fringe is just magnificent, especially considering that the geometric stepped fringe is rare to find in these purses!   Plain shaped gold frame is accented by a bar and link handle with embossed designs on the bars.  Interior is lined in pale peach silk with ruched pocket.  Lining is torn in a few places and needs some stitches replaced where it joins the frame ... all minor when considering that the important part -- the mesh -- is all perfect.  Colors are as bright and vivid as the scan shows ... wow!  Measures 4" wide x 7" long to tip of fringe.

Previously listed for $675. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$475 including s/h*

#9838

Whiting & Davis Dresden Mesh Purse rosette Whiting & Davis Dresden Mesh Purse with Rainbow Van Dyke Fringe

>This is one of the prettiest Whiting & Davis Dresden mesh purses that I have owned ... I just love the soft colors in the flowers and particularly in the soft rainbow stripes in the pointed VanDyke fringe.  The inside is lined in a lovely pale lilac silk with tiny ruched pocket which still holds its original round beveled mirror.  The snakelink chain handle sets off the deco embossed frame perfectly!  This purse is in fantastic condition with no apologies anywhere ... back of purse is identical to front.  Excellent colors and all mesh is attached firmly to frame.  Just a beauty!   Measures  5" wide x 9" long overall.

Previously listed for $550. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$395 including s/h*

#9185

Mesh Purse rosette Rare Dresden Mesh Purse with Deco Pastel Design and Jeweled Clasp

This very rare Dresden mesh purse is done in a deco design in pastel colors of blue, pink and purple on an antique white background.  Fantastic geometric frame with red jeweled clasp tops it off and the fringe is done in a stepped design.  Interior is unlined and gold frame is marked "Alpaca" ... I was told when I purchased this that it was a Whiting & Davis purse, but it is not marked as such, so I can't say that it is for sure.  Condition is very good with only some very minor wear to the mesh itself and a bit of discoloration to the gold frame.  There are a few loose links at one of the hinges inside but it is really not that noticeable unless you are looking for it.  Handle is done in gold ball links ... very unique!  Purse measures 4-1/4" wide at frame x 7" long.  Width at base when hanging is 5".

Previously listed for $750. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$499 including s/h*

#11241

Whiting & Davis Mesh Purse rosette Whiting & Davis Dresden Mesh Purse in Mint Condition with Original Mirror

This is one of Whiting & Davis' most attractive Dresden mesh purses (in my humble opinion) and is from my personal collection.  I just love the soft colors of pink, green, purple and coral and the way the flowers 'drape' down from the frame.  And these same colors are picked up again in a rainbow pattern across the Van Dyke fringe.  The beautiful bright gold frame is elegantly embossed and has a high stand-up filigreed snap clasp.  Embossed bar and chain link handle finishes it off.  Interior is lined in lavender silk with tiny ruched pocket ... and the original round beveled mirror -- albeit beginning to fog from age -- is still inside!  This purse has absolutely no apologies ... it is as perfect as the day it was made.  Nice large size - measures 5" wide at frame x 8" long to tip of fringe.

Previously listed for $550. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$375 including s/h*

#9044

Whiting & Davis Dresden Mesh Purse rosette Whiting & Davis Dresden Mesh Purse with Rare Style Stepped Fringe

This wonderful Whiting & Davis Dresden mesh purse has one of my favorite types of fringe:  the stepped version which is matched by the stepped clasp.  This is a fine example of deco styling and dates the purse to the 20's or early 30's.  Look at the lovely watercolor roses on the front and the purple flower down in the lower corner.  All of these colors kind of 'melt' down into the fringe giving it a rainbow effect.  The interior is lined in cream silk with the original round beveled mirror.  The silk has pulled away from the frame near the hinges and has a few splits, but overall is in very good condition.  Original W & D hang tag can be found inside.  Mesh is in excellent condition and is all tight to the frame ... there is very minor color loss here and there but the pictures very accurately show the condition of the purse.  Measures  4" wide x  7" long from clasp to tip of fringe.

Previously listed for $499. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$325 including s/h*

#9435

Whiting & Davis Dresden Mesh Purse rosette Whiting & Davis Baby Dresden Mesh Purse with Enameled Frame
~ (Flower is pink on one side, purple on the other)~

Just look at the colors in this fantastic Whiting & Davis baby Dresden mesh purse.  Bright colors of pink, purple, orange, and tan on pale beige background.  Frame is enameled in a bright orange shade.  Ruffly little fringe finishes it off.  Interior is lined in gold silk with original tiny round brass beveled mirror.  Interesting thing about this purse ... the large flower is a purple shade on one side and a rose pink on the other.  Never saw that before!  Mint condition throughout.  Heavy interlocking bar-link chain handle completes the item.   Measures 5" wide x 9" long.

Previously listed for $495. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$350 including s/h*

#8995

Whiting & Davis Dresden Mesh Purse rosette Whiting & Davis Baby Dresden Mesh Purse with Sterling Silver Frame

This is a lovely little Dresden baby-mesh purse by Whiting & Davis.  The colors are all vivid and excellent, and the frame is an embossed STERLING silver (stamped on inside frame).  On one side by the hinge, four links have come loose from the frame but the attachment rings are still there, so this would be an easy repair. The mesh itself is in fantastic condition with no holes or tears.  Unusual size, too: measures 4" wide x 4-1/4" long.  A nice addition to any collection!

Previously listed for $325. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$225 including s/h*

#5816

Whiting & Davis Dresden Mesh Purse rosette Whiting & Davis Figural Hummingbird Baby Dresden Mesh Purse

One of Whiting & Davis' most desirable Dresden mesh purses ... a figural design featuring a hummingbird hovering over flowers.  This one is in MINT condition with no fading or wear to the paint at all ... it is fantastic! The gold frame and link and bar chain handle are embossed with tiny flowers and scrolls.  The interior is lined in champagne blush silk and still has its original little round beveled mirror, albeit the silver is fairly well gone.  Pictured in "Antique Purses" by Richard Holiner on page 179.   If you've been waiting for one of these in perfect condition, consider it found. This is a beauty!  Measures 4" wide x 5-1/4" long to the bottom of its ruffled skirt fringe.

Previously listed for $565 ... now offered at my cost. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$299 including s/h*

#6288B

Whiting & Davis Daisies Mesh Purse rosette Whiting & Davis "Daisies" Mesh Purse with Ornate Gold Openwork Frame

I've seen many Whiting & Davis purses over the years but I have never seen this design before.  It has impressionistic daisies on a background of earthtones with hints of green.  The reverse side (although there really is no front or back, both sides are identical) shows more green than the front.  The frame is one of the prettiest I have seen with very detailed ornate filigree work.  Mesh is all in great condition with no missing rings or holes.  Two of the rings that attach at the hinge have separated from the frame but these are so tiny they are less than 1/8".   Measures 3-1/2" wide at frame x  7" long.

Previously listed for $499 ... now offered below my cost! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$225 including s/h*

#12906

Whiting & Davis Mesh Purse rosette Rare Earlier Whiting & Davis Princess Mary Variant with Scalloped Frame

This wonderful RARE style mesh purse was made by Whiting & Davis and is one of their earlier designs.  Featuring a fold-over silver scalloped frame with original silk carrying cord -- with adjustable slide -- and beaded tassel.  Mesh is a baby blue shade with black diamonds accented with white centers.  It is very cute!  Purse is all original and in pretty good condition ... there is one area under the flap on the upper right corner which has been repainted prior to our purchasing ... this does not show with the flap down, only when open (see photos).  Other than that, purse is in great condition.  There are no missing or loose tiles.  Because of the  repaint, we are offering this for a VERY reasonable price ;-)   Measures 4-1/4" wide x 4" long (purse body) x 7-1/2" long counting tassel.

Previously listed for $299. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$199 including s/h*

#11153

Whiting & Davis Dresden Mesh Purse rosette Whiting & Davis Dresden Mesh Purse referred to as the "Cat"

Here we have an absolutely marvelous Whiting & Davis Dresden mesh purse in wonderful colors of pink, blue and green in abstract designs.  I have often seen this purse referred to as the "Cat" ... I guess because of its resemblance to a cat's face with roses where the eyes would be and its large abstract ears.  The frame is true period deco style in gold with stepped clasp and snake chain.  And the fringe is to die for ... fantastic double layer Van Dyke with rainbow shaded link fringe below.  It is truly awesone!  Interior is lined in a champagne silk with tiny pocket and is all in excellent condition.  No apologies anywhere at all ... it is in fabulous condition!  Measures  5" wide  at frame, 6" wide at bottom, and 10" long from clasp to tip of fringe.

Previously listed for $475. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$325 including s/h*

#9423

Baby Dresden Mesh Purse rosette Gorgeous Baby Dresden Mesh with Colorful Dangle Fringe - Watercolor Floral and Double Jeweled Clasp

This is one of the most unique mesh purses I have come across and certainly one of my favorites.  The exaggerated arched frame is a simple gold with the only decoration being the double sapphire jeweled clasp.  The colors in the mesh itself are much more vivid than the scan shows ... the pinks are bright and the greens are emerald.  The fringe consists of three little dangle balls  that almost appear to be airbrushed as the colors from the purse continue down onto the fringe ... the one in the center is both pink and yellow.  It is in mint condition.  Inside frame is stamped "Soldered mesh."   Measures 3-1/4" wide x 9" long.

Previously listed for $599. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$365 including s/h*

#7817

El-Sah Mesh Purse rosette Rare Oversized El-Sah Mesh Purse with Art Deco Influence and Jeweled Clasp

Here is a very rare piece ... an oversized bag by El-Sah featuring a lovely scalloped frame with sapphire jeweled closure.  The purse has a white background and sports a red and black art deco design.  Enameling is 99%+ condition with very little loss of color anywhere.  The purse is designed to hang in tiny little pleated folds from the frame giving it a ruffled effect (scan flattened these down but when hanging loose it drapes in a lovely way).  The frame is silverplate with a teeny bit of wear right at the tip of the clasp where some of the base copper shows through.  Otherwise, it is in great shape.  Mesh is all tight to the frame with the exception of a few links on either side at hinges disconnected ... less than 1/4" and barely discernible.   Measures 6" wide at bottom  x 10" long to bottom of fringe.  A truly great piece and one you don't see every day!

Previously listed for $899 ... now offered below my cost! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$450 including s/h*

#7700

Whiting & Davis Pictorial Mesh Purse rosette Whiting & Davis Butterfly and Flowers Pictorial Mesh Purse

Here is a very unusual Whiting & Davis mesh purse with a lovely butterfly surrounded by blue flowers on an emerald green  background. Pictoral Whiting & Davis armor mesh purses are very rare, and this one is an outstanding example.  The frame is gold with ornate embossed designs on both sides, and the solid rope twist chain is shoulder length. The back is solid green, and the interior is lined in coral pink silk. In mint condition with no missing enamel or damage of any kind anywhere!   Measures 3-3/4" wide x 6" long not counting 29" long rope handle.

Previously listed for $375. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$250 including s/h*

#5762

Whiting & Davis Mesh Purse rosette Whiting & Davis Double Mesh Purse w/ Enameled Frame (must see pics!)

These rarities don't turn up too often!  The outside is a beautiful watercolor design baby fine Dresden mesh, but the inside is a striking blue armor mesh!  The reverse side of the blue is silver, which peeps through the Dresden mesh outside and creates a sparkling effect.  It is truly gorgeous!  It doesn't show up in the picture, but in person the purse looks like it is lit from within with tiny twinkling lights.  The colors on the outside of this purse are just super ... and it's all finished with an enameled frame in ivory and chocolate.   It is in overall excellent condition with all of the Dresden mesh attached firmly to the frame.  The armor mesh has a few links loose right at the hinge which doesn't affect the purse at all. Enamel on frame is perfect on one side, reverse side has one teeny spot of paint loss (visible in picture on top right ivory section ... very small).   Measures 3-5/8" wide x 6" long.

Previously listed for $650. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$375 including s/h*

#7225

Whiting & Davis Sunset Mesh Purse rosette Rare Style Whiting & Davis Sunset Mesh Purse with Venetian Lace Fringe

As you all know by now, I do love the unusual! What turns my head in a mesh purse is when I run across one that I haven't seen before ... and this one certainly fits the bill! Done in three colors of mesh -- gold, bronze & silver, known as "Sunset mesh", this one not only has an unusual frame with a jeweled clasp and braided wrist handle but also is finished with the extremely rare Venetian lace fringe, a personal favorite of mine. It is called Venetian lace because the tiny mesh rings are intricately linked together to create a lacy design like the finest lace from Venice. The pretty gold frame is beautifully embossed and topped with a blue sapphire clasp. Interior is lined in ivory silk in excellent condition. Mesh is perfect with no missing links or holes. Measures 1-3/4" wide at top of frame, 2-1/2" wide across bottom of frame, 3-1/2" wide across bottom x almost 9-1/2" long not counting handle.

Previously listed for $599. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$450 including s/h*

#13139

Whiting & Davis Mesh Purse rosette Whiting & Davis Gold Dresden Mesh Purse w/ Rare Venetian Lace Fringe & Jeweled Clasp

This is a very rare Whiting & Davis Dresden mesh purse in all gold with a sapphire jeweled clasp and lovely Venetian lace inset fringe. It comes with a braided handle with a double slide to adjust it to fit your wrist ... what an elegant accompaniment to wear dancing!  It's unique slim frame opens quite deep to access to this elongated purse.  Frame is richly embossed on both sides.  Overall, the purse is in perfect condition with no loose or missing links anywhere.  It is all tight to the frame and the Venetian lace is as good as they get.  Measures only 1-3/4" wide at the bottom of the frame x 9" long.  Handle is another 6" and purse measures 3" wide across the bottom.

Previously listed for $450. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$375 including s/h*

#11060

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