Besides the two s bags I have a belt, probably s, a s wallet and change purse and a s neck piece. We have a lot of vintage mesh handbags and purses in Australia, which were produced by Glomesh and Oroton during the 60ss. I have seen a few Whiting and Davis bags mostly in antique places. Another wonderful informative piece. Can I just say thank you for what you do? Thanks so much from another collector! What great pieces and accompanying history!
I looked on etsy, and was a bit shocked at the asking prices. Looks like I got a bigger bargain than I thought, and so did Caryn who posted above.
If you go on ebay, the prices go even higher! And your bag has the lining intact — these almost nevernevernever seem to feature a lining, and the mesh is more often than not separating from the frame at the hinges. Your bag is a beauty! For information on dating vintage mesh bags go to http: More in-depth articles on this subject are planned for future publication. The geometric design on your bag is stunning. I toured the Whiting and Davis factory in the early 90s. The way the mesh is knitted is fascinating.
Ed Wynn and the great George M. Though a slinky dress would make a grand entrance for the ultimate party girl, the look may not be for everybody. The small purse was crafted in plated ring mesh, roughly three inches square and featured a delicate twist closure and a simple leaf motif on the frame. Moms deserve the best. The trademark was renewed 3 times, last in Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here
The factory lent large sheets of aluminum mesh to be used as space dividers for a museum exhibition I curated. We had to return them when the show was over, but I still have the sample piece they gave me.
I turned it into a tunic and use it each year for my Halloween costume! I have a coin purse I think the model number is as it says inside.. I thank you in advance!
Maybe there are some vintage purse blogs that have the info you need. To Vicky…The number on the inside of your purse is the model number of the frame, not the purse.
Frames were used on different purse bodies and some frames were used in more than one year. The date your purse was made cannot be determined by the frame model and there is no written record that still exists of when each purse design was introduced. However, purses can be dated by other means. For general dating information go to our website http: Certain purse designs can be more closely dated by matching them to ads that appeared in vintage magazines and catalogs. If you care to send photos to the email address found on our website we might be able to tell you the approximate date the purse was first introduced.
Here's a lovely mesh bag by Whiting Davis. In addition to the tag inside, the inside frame is embossed with the W & D logo plus the numeral The purse . Facts about mesh purses, Whiting & Davis, Mandalian handbags, cleaning and are the purses which are most desired and to date, they always have been.
Ditto, Ditto, Ditto, Ditto ten fold. I will hunt some of my vintage purses and see who made them. I have one purse that has scenes on it in many many tiny colored beads…. Although it is falling apart, it is still pretty. I was so happy to find your site thru looking at pictures of vintage bags — I inherited one from my sister — actually the one in your picture with the yellow dress. I used it for the first time today and saw the name and a number printed on the inside of the bag. Sherry, if you are still around maybe you can confirm this.
Two Whiting and Davis Mesh Bags, witness2fashion. The current Whiting and Davis purses are made in China and are nowhere near the quality of the old purses.
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