Spectacular, Extreme Art Deco Mandalian Enameled Mesh Purse
Wowie wow!!! When I saw this purse I nearly fell over! I've only ever seen photos of Mandalian purses that are this beautiful and that are in this great condition!
Absolutely all of the enamel is in tact...both on the mesh and on the frame. The pattern on the mesh is identical on the front and the back and is in perfect condition on both sides. The frame also is in perfect condition. The mesh is still tightly attached all the way across the frame...no sagging or loss of wire work. Inside the frame, at the top and to the left of the floral closure, you'll see the "MANDALIAN MFG CO USA" stamp.
The lining is a lovely pale "Tiffany" blue silk. It's so nice to see the lining in place yet it has begun to deteriorate from age. But I'll let the new owner decide whether or not to repair, replace or remove it.
So in the end, what we have here is the quintessential flapper purse from the 1920s. An absolute dream!!! It really helps you imagine what a decadent era that was! And how wonderful that this little object from that time still exists in such fantastic condition!
From the corner of the frame to the bottom of the fringe the length is 7-1/2". And from side to side the frame measures 4-3/4". The chain measures approximately 14".