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STUNNING LARGE ART DECO MANDALIAN MESH PURSE....RARE BRACELET FRAME GLORIA BAG...
EXQUSITE 1920's MANDALIAN ART DECO MESH PURSE
This is a Beautiful flapper purse made by the Mandalian Manufacturing Co. of North Attleboro, Mass. is from the roaring 1920’s. The dancing flapper girls would hold these chic bags as they danced the night away. These vintage mesh enameled purses of the era were used to hold the basic essentials like mad money and lipstick. This gorgeous purse is soft and feminine. This lovely purse was made by the Mandalian Manufacturing Company. One of the two best known makers of this type of bags from that era. Enamel mesh metal purses were produced widely in the 1920's.
STUNNING LARGE ART DECO FLAPPER PURSE... RARE MANDALIAN BRACELET FRAME "GLORIA BAG" Dotted wth oversize tropical flowers set on a shimmering Champagne cream color...The flowers are Red and Black with shades of grey...... ....The finish on this bag is a shimmering gloss...You don't run across this style of Mandalian very often...THIS BAG IS BRILLIANT.
This purse features the "BRACELET" frame... 22 Art Deco floral square links make up the silvertone frame.. You simply pull it open...It has a beautiful clasp attached to the back of the bag that folds over the front..The tiny hole snaps over a tiny ball...It snaps shut.... I can't find the mark on ths purse. I have looked online and in my books and have not found on with a mark...I'm not sure if Mandalian marked this style bag.. It is in all of the collectors books... I found this exact one in "WHITING & DAVIS PURSES, A PERFECT MESH... It's on page 143. The silver tone chain is the original.... The bag has silver chain link fringe
Dimensions of the purse are approx: 7 3/4" inches long from the top of the clasp to the bottom of the fringe, and about 4 i/4 inches wide at the frame.
The purse is in EXCELLENT condition... There are only 1or 2 dropped links near the hinges on each side...The bracelet frame is kind of stiff on the back side...(see photos)The enamel is in excellent condition...I only see a couple of links under the hinge with any loss..The rest is pristine...Some of the chain link fringe is missng or short.. needs to be replaced....There are 2 detached links at the bottom right side where the fringe attaches You can only see it when you look inside the bag..(see photos)...Almost unheard of...(see photos)THIS PURSE WAS VERY WELL CARED FOR!!! ONE OF MY MOMS...A STUNNING ADDITION TO ANY PURSE COLLECTION.........
I try my best to give accurate descriptions of my listings. I have taken many photos of the purse so you will have a clear description. Sometimes my photos turn out bright or lighter, depending on the time of day I take them....Please feel free to email me with any questions.
I FINALLY FOUND THE CRATE MY MOM KEPT HER MOST BEAUTIFUL, PRIZED, PRISTINE MANDALIAN AND WHITING & DAVIS PURSES FROM HER COLLECTION... I WILL BE LISTING SEVERAL OF THEM OVER THE NEXT SEVERALWEEKS... Creme de la Creme.
A LITTLE HISTORY OF METAL MESH BAGS...Metal mesh bags were hand made by skilled gold and silversmiths as early as the 1820's. In 1909, the mesh making machine was invented by A.C. Pratt of Newark, New Jersey. By 1912, mesh handbags had become extremely popular and in demand.
By the 1920's mesh bags were offered in a large spectrum of colors and fashionable designs, including enameled, Dresden and pearlized enamel finishes. Fabulous enameled flat mesh purses, known as armored mesh, were offered in varied colors and a constant parade of unusual patterns. Most of the bags made from 1929 to 1932 were patterned by silk screening where the baby ring mesh took on a soft, hazy, romantic appearance much like a blurred water color. This technique was done by hand over several days by applying one color at a time and allowing 24 hours of drying between colors.
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