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Mandalian enameled mesh purse with parrot design 

Dynamic Vintage Mandalian Mesh Purse With Parrot Design

Stunning example of enamel on mesh, ca. 1920 - 1930,
the abstract parrot pattern is deep and rich in character and style,
color scheme of hot pink, deep maroon, black and orange on a white ground,
it's stunning and generous both in charm and eye appeal,
sculpted arched and embossed frame has the look of gold gilding,
brass tone carry chain and mesh fringes are all complete,
unlined interior, beautiful condition both inside and out,
damage free, no wear, tear, loss or apparent flaws,
a fabulous treasure for the collector of Mandalian purses,
click on the photo to review more photos and description.

Item  9-727 A               $435.00    Now $339.00       
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Vintage 1900 - 1920 mesh purse with snake heads antique Egyptian bag

Rare Antique Mesh Purse with Jeweled Snake Heads ca. 1900

This unusual mesh bag, from the approx. 1900 era, is a rare collector's treat,
the silver toned mesh links are in overall very nice, well kept condition,
soldered onto the length of the frame are 2 fully coiled serpents with
carved heads enhanced with plain blue turquoise jeweled stones,
the two part split interior has an attached mesh center divider,
the carry handle is in the form of a double snake skin style chain,
cleaned and polished, ready for your private collection of rarer bags,
discover more about this symbolic beauty by clicking on the photo.

Item  9-86 C                 This item is sold, sorry no longer available       Place Order via Email

Exotic Mandalian Birds of Paradise Enamel Mesh Purse

Stunning and vibrant enameled mesh is pure Art Nouveau,
desirable color scheme of multi blues and gold on white,
glossy, lustrous and sensational enamel is near pristine,
signed embossed frame, elegant cathedral angle design,
complete chain fringes enhanced with additional tear drops,
clean, damage free, exceptional structural condition,
a gorgeous Mandalian example for your treasury of purses,
sought after Birds of Paradise, superior quality and appeal.

Item  8-618 C             This item is sold sorry no longer available      Place Order via Email

Whiting & Davis enameled mesh purse with metal tag

Early Whiting & Davis Enameled Mesh Purse, ca. 1900 - 1920

You will love this hard to find size, most likely a child's enameled mesh bag,
just a wee 3 inches across the hinges by 5 from top of clasp to bottom,
interior carries the little Whiting & Davis metal tag denoting it's maker,
silver tone pierced frame has delightful cut out and scrolling designs,
mesh enamel colors of pink, red and black on a slate background,
this purse is perfect, pristine, no wear, no issues, shiny and clean,
not many around like this, click on the photo for more exciting details.

Item  9-81                   $375.00     Now $299.00            Place Order via Email

1920 Whiting Davis mesh purse enameled baskets of flowers on the frame 

WOW, A Rare and Fabulous Whiting & Davis Enameled Mesh Handbag

This more unusual Whiting & Davis is an early example of Art Nouveau design,
the shapely centered basket of florals is well recognized from that early 1900 era,
the pink, blue and white pattern has a background color of rich gold enamel,
both sides of the purse are identical in theme and are in excellent condition,
the silver toned frame appears gold washed with radiant overflowing baskets,
the flowers in the basket, on each side of the frame, have different arrangements,
the eight point Van Dyke fringe is complete, this purse is without damage,
paint losses would be minimal and not invasive, a captivating mesh purse,
so very worthy, please click the photo for more about this special mesh handbag.

Item  9-1013 A            This item is sold, sorry no longer available         
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Whiting Davis figural compact mesh purse with puffs, comb and mirror

Stunning Art Deco Whiting & Davis Compact Mesh Vanity Purse

You will be delighted with this "harder to find" compact purse
from the Whiting & Davis Company of Plainville, MA, ca. 1920's
the black and white Deco enameled pattern is crisp and complete,
the compact top is clean with all the original components in place,
a clear make-up mirror, both powder & rouge wells with puffs,
the unusual celluloid comb is in it's own swing out sleeve,
condition is all you could hope for, without damages or wear,
nice and clean inside and out, a vintage treasure for the collector
click on the photo for more pictures and additional details
this purse is also listed in our compact purse category.

Item  7-818 N         $1195.00   Now $849.00      Place Order via Email

Vintage sterling silver fine mesh purse handbag 

Wonderful Vintage Sterling Silver Art Nouveau Fine Mesh Purse

Especially lovely and very early 1900 sterling silver mesh handbag,
most likely from Germany, with original owners named inscribed inside,
exceptional pierced sterling frame with cut-out Art Nouveau florals,
interior offers the rarer and more unusual dual sides with center devider,
extra fine condition, no significant wear, clean and brightly polished,
very desirable with good weight and excellent appointed features,
a special treat, click on the photo to review more  details.

Item  0- 421 B           This item is sold, sorry no longer available         Place Order via Email

Mandalian dual butterfly enameled mesh purse 

Sensational Mandalian Butterfly Enameled Mesh Purse, ca. 1920

Simply spectacular 1920's enameled mesh purse by the Mandalian CO.,
respected maker of ultra fine enameled mesh handbags, very desirable,
dynamic depiction of dual butterflies with electrifying pattern,
vintage artwork at it's best with glowing radiant color palette,
tones of soft cobalt blue, deep wine burgundy, green and black on ivory,
silver toned frame with Art Nouveau detail and step down Art Deco design,
all fringe intact, wee if any enamel wear, near pristine, just wonderful,
interior signed and unlined, a fabulous mesh bag for your collection,
they don't come nicer, click photo for more about this dynamite purse.

Item  9-76 E                    This item is sold, sorry no longer available         
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Vintage Enameled Mesh Purse, Art Deco

Unsigned mesh purse attributed to Whiting & Davis,
great Art Deco Pattern, green and bright yellow,
original interior silk lining, chain handle,
eight point Van Dyke fringe, all complete
excellent condition, minute loss, very fine.

Item  4-109 M5      This item is sold, sorry no longer available        Place Order via Email

Whiting Davis enamel mesh Art Deco 1920 purse handbag 

Colorful Art Deco 1920 Whiting & Davis Enamel Mesh Purse

Art Deco enameled squares of blue, green, pink, pale yellow, pumpkin and white,
finished off with jet black outlines in an all-over repeating pattern,
artistic design is complete with nearly no paint losses that I detect,
brass toned frame is enhanced with additional enameled configurations,
the bottom is trimmed off with an eight point Van Dyke fringe, all complete,
mesh is secure to the signed frame at all points, no link loss or gaps,
has solid hinges, opens and closes as it should,  interior is unlined,
in superior condition, a wonderful investment purse or special gift,
click the photo to review more pictures and comments about this lovely purse.

Item  9-1117 A               $395.00    Now $339.00          Place Order via Email

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