The brand continued to grow throughout this decade, with 275 people employed at the factory and showrooms in New York, Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco. All pieces use kind of a crackly goldtone finish, hobnail like accents, streaming decorative lines and sawtooth bezel setting for the stones. Within a short ten-year span, he progressed through the ranks, serving as artisan, salesman foreman, and by 1890 was serving as the company representative for the New York office. Store at room temperature in a ventilated mesh or plastic bag in a dry area. Dear Whiting and Davis Customer, We look forward to addressing any questions you might have for either the care or repair of your Whiting and Davis items.
The creative team added novelty colors, dramatic new textures, and retro-paint effects to its repertoire, designing exquisite handbags and accessories that soon became the most coveted arm candy on the red carpet. The earrings are so shiny that at the bottom what you are seeing is a reflection of the photographer's shirt. As orders came in, employees were afforded the opportunity to assemble handbags in their spare time for small bonuses. The bracelet featured seamless hinges and a spring, rather than a clasp which was popular at the time. Very reflective, as you can see in the photos, in pristine condition. Until 1909, ring mesh was crafted entirely by hand, traditionally by skilled goldsmiths.
The handbags featured Art Deco frames and were lined with a structured silk fabric, giving them a more pouch-like shape. Brooch seems to be identical to the pendant except that it has a pinback, also unsigned. With the same drive that transformed metal mesh into fashion, Charles Whiting led the brand into the Twentieth Century - handbags introduced anywhere from 1896 to 1935 continue to be highly sought after styles today by collectors and fans alike. The product ranges from cosmetic cases, wallets and key rings to highly sophisticated handbags. I'm not sure that the cabochon is faux hematite, as hematite is an inexpensive stone, but we'll assume such and if it is genuine, so much the better! Wonderful shot of lint on earring card, also! The pendant necklace is on an approx. Popular styles included cameo pendants and earrings and charm bracelets. Valerie Taylor donned the suit, jumped into the ocean with blue sharks and successfully demonstrated the ability of stainless steel mesh to protect from shark bites.
The women danced in silver and golden mesh dresses as an enormous mesh handbag hung in the background scenery. The styles inspired by Cleopatra's dramatic accessories, in serpent bracelets, earrings, necklaces and a stunning collection of jeweled pins with real stone representatives of the Egyptian period. The idea was conceived by shark experts Ron and Valerie Taylor in 1967 but wasn't created until 1979. Department of Commerce E for export excellence. Unworn condition, this is a substantial, quality piece. Personalized service and customization capabilities have made us the leader in the industry.
For example, mesh costumes were worn in Cecil B. The only limit is your imagination. Excellent condition, small to average wrist. Charles Whiting reminisced in the company newsletter, It was no unusual sight in the summer to ride through the country and see groups of women and girls sitting under the trees in their yards making bags just as you would see them spending an afternoon sewing. It's believed that the jewelry line began in the 1950's. The collection was introduced through a dramatic full-page ad in The Jewelers Circular, announcing the colorful, painted handbags featuring Dresden, flat and Beadlite mesh. Pratt, Whiting developed an automated mesh machine in 1912.
These gloves are still being used in industry today, along with metal mesh body protection. Faux hematite oval stones are surrounded by dogtooth-type kind of settings and additional openwork framing on the necklace and bracelet give this kind of a Celtic feel. He later reminisced, I was fascinated by the mesh. . The mid-century tide turned when they began making costume jewelry en masse once again. These unique items caught the eye of Hollywood costume designers of yesteryear and are still favorites with fashion designers and stylists of today. The suit was later featured in on the cover of National Geographic in 1981 and in OceansQuest, an underwater expedition series with the then-Miss Universe Shawn Weatherly in 1985.
Description: Whiting and Davis Hinged Bangle Bracelet and Earrings Set - Large, nicely faceted unfoiled topaz glass oval stones are used in front and back of the bracelet and as centers of the earrings earrings look darker because they are on a black card, but in fact are the same color as the bracelet stones, just a different size. You can put a piece over your open palm and see your hand - not many materials can do that. It has a built-in sensuality, a wonderful feel. Description: Whiting and Davis Plastic Cameo Cuff Bracelet and Earring Set - An exceptionally well done bracelet with matching earrings. The technique was very slow and laborious so by 1912, Charles Whiting was eager to improve the factory's efficiency. Many other gold- and silver-tone bags were also produced with rhinestone clasps and pouch styles with capped gate-top closures.
The company also made small mesh fashion accessories such as cigarette cases, lipstick cases, keychains, belts and even clothing, mostly tops and dresses. Bags were then made of base metals, silver or gold plated brass, copper, and a form of false silver , and the frames were machine stamped rather than hand engraved. 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. For instance, the Flat Creek Mink farm solicited a metal mesh glove to protect workers from being bitten by its animals. The intimate collection celebrated their rich heritage and founding as silversmiths, as each piece was crafted in sterling silver or 18-karat gold exquisite fine mesh.
Cameos returned and statement rings, mother of pearl and colored mesh scarves were big sellers. The stainless steel mesh bikini was designed by Eve France Design of New York. Soft and pliable, yet incredibly strong, this luxurious fabric ripples through the fingers like liquid gold…. Mesh jewelry pieces include the well known and sought after snake bracelets and kerchief necklaces. Working with a young inventor named A. Whatever it is , it is extremely refractive - the x you see is actually the reflection of the ceiling fan in the room where the photo was taken, and if you look closely you can also see ceiling lights and the photographer's hands and sweater! The bags that followed over the next two decades were made completely by hand.