1960s Silver Whiting & Davis 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 1960s version that immediately conjures that space age movement and designers like Courreges and Rabanne! 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 boldness and size of the mesh discs on this one -that combined with the shininess of the silver is amazing! A terrific little evening bag that is in remarkable condition!

7" W x .25" D x 8" H. The strap can be worn single and add 15" or worn doubled to add 7.5". It can also be tucked in completely

The bag is completely lined in a black finely ribbed textured rayon. It snaps to close under the front flap.

Item# B116

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