Whiting & Davis gold mesh pouch with accordion top, 1930s
This charming beggar's style pouch bag is one of the earlier hard-to-find examples. The links in the chain handle are more intricate and interesting than in later pieces.
The bag features an oblong hand-engraved top and accordion gateneck opening. The bag is no longer lined.
What a great buy if you want the look without the high cost for pristine condition. It would be easy to add a silk lining.
The condition is very good. The one missing mesh link is near the top and shows only when the bag is open. There is also minor wear on the top cap—reflected in the price.
It measures 5 1/2" long. The chain is 9" long.