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Fine Whiting & Davis El-Sah Dresden Enamel Mesh Watercolor Gray, Pink, Blue, Green
Fine Whiting & Davis El-Sah Dresden Enamel Mesh Watercolor Gray, Pink, Blue, Green

Maker:  Whiting & Davis ~ El-Sah

Material:  Dresden Mesh

Size:  Frame Width ~ 3 & 1/8 inches,  Length ~ Clasp to Bottom 6 inches,
         Chain ~ apx. 12 inches overall w/ 6 inch drop,
         Overall Length Purse & Chain ~ 11 & 3/8 inches
Quantity: 1

The colors in this vintage Whiting and Davis, top of the line, El-Sah Dresden mesh purse are very attractive:  silvery gray mesh, enameled with bright pink, sapphire blue, and soft green, accented with a beautiful gold gilt frame and gold chain link handle, c. 1920's.

The frame is decorated in an ornate floral and scroll motif, with kiss style closure and fancy link chain.

The original ~ El-Sah ~ hang tag remains affixed inside, however W & D tag is missing.

The high quality mesh is fine and smooth; no lining.

This purse is in very nice estate condition.  I examined the links with a magnifying glass and believe that every single link remains securely in place around entire frame perimeter.  Links are also tight and very close up around the hinges.  There is definitely no large gap between hinge and links, as is commonly seen on old mesh bags.  Additionally, I see no loose or missing links to body, or fringe.

Enamel remains bright, as does both inside and outside of gilt frame.  I see only one tiny dark area to frame; a minute section of the scroll decoration, near clasp.

Hinges operate very well, as does clasp, which aligns well and snaps securely shut, with frame perfectly aligned.  All parts appear to be original.

The El Sah handbags were Whiting and Davis' top of the line and that certainly shows in the excellent quality, fine construction and unique flapper era aesthetics of this early bag.

Fine Whiting & Davis El-Sah Dresden Enamel Mesh Watercolor Gray, Pink, Blue, Green

$ 275.00

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