1950s Gold Whiting & Davis Mesh Bag

Whiting and Davis patented machine made mesh in 1912 and the Whiting and Davis mesh bags went from being made one by one to being a phenomenon due to the reduced resulting cost of the bag. This is an early 1950s version that was probably made a few years after the end of the war. It is remarkable in that it looks so sixties or seventies but the label and lining all point to an earlier dating. The photos do not convey the fluidity of the mesh - holding a Whiting and Davis bag is an experience in itself, The metal almost feels alive under the hand. I love the double row of fringe on this one - it gives it such movement! A terrific little evening bag that is in remarkable condition!

7" W x .25" D x 7" H + a 2" fringe on the bottom.
The strap can be worn single and add 14" or worn doubled to add 7"

The bag is completely lined in a grosgrain ribbon textured rayon in a soft peach color. There is a slip pocket on one side.

Item# B114

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