antique enamel metal mesh purse ornate pierced frame, Mandalian or Whiting & Davis?

antique enamel metal mesh purse ornate pierced frame, Mandalian or Whiting & Davis
antique enamel metal mesh purse ornate pierced frame, Mandalian or Whiting & Davis
antique enamel metal mesh purse ornate pierced frame, Mandalian or Whiting & Davis
antique enamel metal mesh purse ornate pierced frame, Mandalian or Whiting & Davis
antique enamel metal mesh purse ornate pierced frame, Mandalian or Whiting & Davis
antique enamel metal mesh purse ornate pierced frame, Mandalian or Whiting & Davis
antique enamel metal mesh purse ornate pierced frame, Mandalian or Whiting & Davis
antique enamel metal mesh purse ornate pierced frame, Mandalian or Whiting & Davis
antique enamel metal mesh purse ornate pierced frame, Mandalian or Whiting & Davis

This is one of the oldest, fanciest mesh bags I've ever seen, with sawtooth point border, and large pierced metal frame. I can't find any markings on this one, though it looks like a Mandalian piece to me.

Enamel looks good, color nice and even. I didn't find any damage to the mesh. Chain handle is original and intact. It's a little dark with tarnish and / or soil, we've left it just as we found it.

I know very little about the history of this piece. It came out of the estate of a couple who ran a jewelry store / art gallery during most of the 20th century. Their collection was amazing, as they bought many pieces from individuals and generally kept the cream of the collection for themselves!

sale price: $114.00
item #rg0123239