A very cool half million dollars. The series number is 2918, and the tag is placed on the inside of the purse to the side with the company in blue. Silver screen devotees certainly flocked to see Marion Davies, Louise Brooks and Colleen Moore. I know more about the older purses than the purses of this vintage. They welcome correspondence from other collectors and admirers of purses of all types. Egyptomania ran rampant in every location where an obelisk was installed. The biggest clue for me is the style of the font on the box.
This turn of events had a profoundly negative effect on the Betty Boop cartoons. Originality and variety were two of the forces that drove the industry. Pratt also invented a similar machine for making flat mesh in 1912. We hope you will enjoy the information we present and keep coming back as new information is published and the site evolves. I aslo wanted to know if anyone has any clue wether or not this Dragon necklace is made my Whiting and Davis. The inventor of Rowan Ivorytone mesh, Harry B. Later, in 1925, a less expensive method of producing the same effect was patented.
In addition there were Tiffany scarab brooches and Cartier bracelets with Egyptian figures created in diamonds and rubies. Products from cigarettes to typewriters to soap were also being promoted through references to Egyptian themes. I believe the dragon necklace is newer. Art Deco geometrics and Art Nouveau florals were common themes for painted mesh designs, but as technology improved scenic designs portraying landscapes, people, birds, and animals appeared. If you do spill your drink on your bag been there, done that! Images of pyramids, palm trees and camels, some with robed Arab riders, were all found on mesh bags of this period. The metals consist of true aluminum, brass and stainless steel. None of our collection of over thirty ads, dated 1921 through May 1924, makes any mention of painted mesh bags.
At the close of the war, the company returns to making its signature mesh handbags as well as other mesh goods. They are no longer located in Plainville as they were bought out and nothing is the same anymore. Charles Whiting and Edward Davis formed Whiting and Davis in 1876. It seems to be in excellent condition. The women danced in silver and golden mesh dresses as an enormous mesh handbag hung in the background scenery. The other question is regarding age.
The company continued to thrive with metal mesh drapery for interior designers and architects throughout the years and by the 1990s and early 2000s, the division had gained popularity for the luxurious and dramatic material. The frame, tag position, lining, and stamp are the key to the date. Appropriate colors were then applied to the resulting soldered mesh form to complete the floral design. The new pouch shaped bags were made in flat mesh, Beadlite, and ring mesh and featured Deco frames and colorful Deco designs on the mesh. From there, the first glove was made of the same brass ring mesh used for the handbags and due to its success, quickly grew in regard within the food industries.
It consisted of a series of cruciform links called spiders that were joined by metal rings. The focus of bag design turned to color and aesthetic appeal of the painted designs on the mesh. Kallus for a period of five years. Other materials are genuine snake leather, Italian lambskin leather and satin. 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. She starred in a total of 111 films between 1930 and 1939! See how functionality still stays top of mind with adjustable straps and convenient interior pockets. Until 1909, ring mesh was crafted entirely by hand, traditionally by skilled goldsmiths.
Several ads in various magazines promoted Sunset Mesh bags as gifts for Christmas in 1922. When painted mesh bags appeared in ads in 1924, they were made from flat mesh, and there was no mention of painted ring mesh bags. The principal characteristics of Ivorytone mesh that set it apart from the original flat mesh are the shape of the spider and the proximity of the spiders to each other. They associated these events with both human resurrection and the daily disappearance and reappearance of the sun. All of the circumstances that contributed to the scarcity of these purses today might never be known. The timeless appeal of mesh remained, and the bags evolved with the dictates of fashion, but mesh bags with painted designs faded from the scene.
I found two completed listings for the same bag in brushed gold 281160810865, for informational purposes only. Mesh scarves and collars became popular styles, worn around the neck, head, shoulders or waist, and Art Deco influences continued into this decade with bright reds, oranges, blues, black and white often on geometric and zig-zag patterns. I thnk it was made in New York or Florida. In 1927 painted Dresden mesh fine ring mesh bags were introduced. The uniqueness of a flexible fabric of metal was the basis for the appeal of these early mesh bags. Kallus became involved with doll and toy manufacturing while still an art student in New York. Like painted ring mesh, little is known about how well Beadlite bags were received by the public.