Dating whiting and davis mesh bags
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I've had several pairs of Whiting and Davis clip cameo earrings come through my shop and just this past week I was lucky enough to be top bidder on a table of jewelry at an auction. Whiting & Davis was based in Plainville, MA and started producing mesh chain purses in the late 1800s.
This is a very deep navy blue (shown in one of the photos with black gloves for contrast), genuine leather with a striking cherry-Near mint, one of the finest bags I’ve ever had in 30 years of collecting.Its handle of wood beads and chain sections is convertible from shoulder strap to hand strap, making it even more versatile.On either side, there’s a dimensional-Jolles Originals was famous for its beaded handbags, many of which were quite large and whimsical—beautiful, but not something one would generally carry very often. early 1960s, is the perfect size and design to carry to dinner, luncheons, parties, or on the boardwalk.They're also know for being more inventive in the coloring of the glass and cameo settings.They created a line of "Topaz Glass" where they put a cream colored iridescent glass over a black glass background to create a brown, topaz-like color.I consider myself a saver of beautiful items from the past and a repurposer of treasures! What makes some of their cameos so beautiful is the use of iridescent glass.
I had combed through the boxes of lot jewelry and noticed that one of the boxes of miscellaneous jewelry actually had several vintage compacts and a nice box, which, just so happened to contain a gorgeous Whiting & Davis Cameo set! They're also one of the oldest costume jewelers in the country as well. Whiting became a partner and the company created a machine that allowed them to produce what they became most popular for, mesh purses or bags.
Both exterior and interior are very clean, and bag is ready to use out of the package! Fabulous Italian workmanship, with grosgrain ribbon trim at the top to help bag keep its shape (like the petersham in a hat) and which is handstitched to the frame.
And, speaking of the frame, it makes this bag a standout!
The only sign of use is a wee bit of wear to the clasp.
I'm a communications specialist with a passion for vintage and I run an online vintage business called Vintage Baubles & Bits. Research I've done ( indicates that the company was started as a chain making firm owned by William Wade and Edward Davis. In addition to the bags they're most well known in the costume jewelry world for their cameos, both glass and hand painted porcelain.
Cutting the cameo heads out of this material gives them a shimmer and glow that is irresistible!