Whiting and Davis Bags is what is says in very tiny letters inside the top. The handle is braided metel. It says "soldered mesh" in extremly tiny letters on the other side. There is something else there, but I cannot read it even with the help of the magnifying lense I used to read the other.
The upper edge looks tarnished, but nothing indicates silver and I haven't cleaned it with anything. None of the links are broken. The design on the bottom looks sort of floral, but not really. Counting the handle, it measures about 13 inches long. The clasp has a tiny blue stone, probably glass and I don't know if it shows, but there is engraving all around the solid part the handle is attached to.
It's a pretty little thing and I'm interested in anything you can tell me. I've looked up Whiting and Davis, but most of the purses I can see look nothing like this. Any ideas of age or value? I assume it was an evening bag and there is no sign of it ever being lined.
Filled with coins, it would make a pretty good weapon!
Here is a link that might be useful: Mesh Bag