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Maker: Whiting & Davis ~ El-Sah
Material: Enamel Flat Armor Mesh
Size: Frame Width ~ 4 inches, Length ~ Clasp to Bottom 7 & ¼ inches, Chain
~ apx. 13 inches overall w/ 5 & 1/2 inch drop, Overall Length Purse & Chain
~ 12 & 1/4 inchesQuantity: 1
The high quality flat armor mesh, with Vandyke style fringe is fine and smooth; no
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 quite close to the hinges, slightly more on one
side than the other, so I suspect that an interlocking link may have loosened there,
however none appear to be missing. Additionally, I see no loose or missing links
to body, or fringe.
Enamel remains quite bright, with some wear to the black links, particularly the
9 single tiles that run vertically down lower purse center.
There is also some light generalized wear to high points on purse frame. These are
certainly not glaring concerns, or even unexpected on an enameled vintage purse,
but worth mentioning.
Hinges operate properly, 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.
Large Deco Whiting & Davis El-Sah Flat Armor Enamel Mesh Purse Handbag ~ In Book