From the various articles I have read, the bag was probably manufactured circa 1915-1920.
With a little research I found that the Mandalian Manufacturing Company, the makers of this particular mesh purse, was purchased by Whiting & Davis. I collect Whiting & Davis and have several bags from the 1930's and 40's. Oddly, I never realized that my grandmothers little mesh bag is made up of the same type of small metal pieces as those in my collection. I guess this is one of the "light bulb lighting" moments!
More on Mandalian Metal Mesh Purses;
Sahatiel Gabrabed Mandalian Purses
Mesh bags by Mandalian
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