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Whiting And Davis Metal Mesh Shoulder Bag In Mid Century Style- Made In United States- EUC

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This is a mid century Whiting and Davis metal mesh shoulder bag in excellent used condition. The tag verifies the manufacturer and states the bag was made in U.S.A.

This bag has silver grey flat spiders (term for the individual mesh pieces) with a semi-matte, brushed finish. This is a medium sized bag suitable for work or play. It has two compartments and an inside zipper pocket to give you plenty of places to stay organized.

Dimensions:

Length: 11"
Height: 10"
Bottom Width: 2.5"
Purse Opening: 8"

Strap Drop: 18"

Condition:

This bag is in excellent used condition. It has no rips, tears or holes. The hardware functions properly. Unlike most vintage bags this old it has few scuffs or scratches. It looks like it was either well maintained or spent most of its life in a closet. Please see photos for best depiction of condition.

History of Mesh Bags

Collector's Weekly is an email publication that provides information about items in the vintage marketplace. According to Collectors Weekly, in the late 1800s, the medieval look was all the rage, so chainmail-like coin purses that attached to a chatelaine were stylish accessories for Victorian ladies.

However, in the early 20th century a mesh machine was patented and these metal handbags weren't such an incredible luxury. By the 1910s, the American company Whiting and Davis was producing wildly popular spins on the concept. Its bags, often made of German silver, gunmetal, or sterling, featured hand-etched frames and graceful silhouettes. For nearly a century, the company dominated this market, and Paul Poiret and Elsa Schiaparelli both designed for them.

Flappers went crazy over mesh bags in the 1920s, especially those with screen-printing or enamel zigzag patterns. During the Depression, designers switched to base metals like copper, and the style all but disappeared during the rations of World War II. But the mesh bags made a comeback in the '50s as stars like Ingrid Bergman and Jane Russell sported them in the movies. In the '70s, mesh was even used in halter tops with matching disco bags.

If you like this very vintage mesh bag and want to see similar products from reputable manufacturers please visit our shop Provintagegear at:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ProVintageGear
This is a mid century Whiting and Davis metal mesh shoulder bag in excellent used condition. The tag verifies the manufacturer and states the bag was made in U.S.A.

This bag has silver grey flat spiders (term for the individual mesh pieces) with a semi-matte, brushed finish. This is a medium sized bag suitable for work or play. It has two compartments and an inside zipper pocket to give you plenty of places to stay organized.

Dimensions:

Length: 11"
Height: 10"
Bottom Width: 2.5"
Purse Opening: 8"

Strap Drop: 18"

Condition:

This bag is in excellent used condition. It has no rips, tears or holes. The hardware functions properly. Unlike most vintage bags this old it has few scuffs or scratches. It looks like it was either well maintained or spent most of its life in a closet. Please see photos for best depiction of condition.

History of Mesh Bags

Collector's Weekly is an email publication that provides information about items in the vintage marketplace. According to Collectors Weekly, in the late 1800s, the medieval look was all the rage, so chainmail-like coin purses that attached to a chatelaine were stylish accessories for Victorian ladies.

However, in the early 20th century a mesh machine was patented and these metal handbags weren't such an incredible luxury. By the 1910s, the American company Whiting and Davis was producing wildly popular spins on the concept. Its bags, often made of German silver, gunmetal, or sterling, featured hand-etched frames and graceful silhouettes. For nearly a century, the company dominated this market, and Paul Poiret and Elsa Schiaparelli both designed for them.

Flappers went crazy over mesh bags in the 1920s, especially those with screen-printing or enamel zigzag patterns. During the Depression, designers switched to base metals like copper, and the style all but disappeared during the rations of World War II. But the mesh bags made a comeback in the '50s as stars like Ingrid Bergman and Jane Russell sported them in the movies. In the '70s, mesh was even used in halter tops with matching disco bags.

If you like this very vintage mesh bag and want to see similar products from reputable manufacturers please visit our shop Provintagegear at:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ProVintageGear

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Whiting And Davis Metal Mesh Shoulder Bag In Mid Century Style- Made In United States- EUC

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: Grey metal mesh spiders, Leather trim, Front compartment with snap closure, Main compartment with zipper pocket, 8 inch opening, 11 inches L x 10 inches H x 2 and a half Wide, 18 inch strap drop, Great gift
  • Feedback: 426 reviews
  • Favorited by: 10 people
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