For example, mesh costumes were worn in Cecil B. Personalized service and customization capabilities have made us the leader in the industry. Sherry and Mike Miller live in Illinois and have been collecting purses for over 40 years. In over all excellent condition. Art Deco geometrics and Art Nouveau florals were common themes for painted mesh designs, but as technology improved scenic designs portraying landscapes, people, birds, and animals appeared.
This turn of events had a profoundly negative effect on the Betty Boop cartoons. I think there was probably a small change purse that went with these as well. Here's a lovely mesh bag by Whiting Davis. His visit served to stoke the fires of Egyptomania and raise the collective consciousness to new heights. She starred in a total of 111 films between 1930 and 1939! The Hays Code imposed detailed restrictions on the type of content films could reference with sexual innuendo, and its implementation put an end to flouting of the largely unenforced rules adopted in 1930.
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. If the materials seem false, or the product is not put together well, then it is not a genuine Whiting and Davis bag. Wondering if anyone can help me date a cream colored whiting and davis clutch. Even though a direct link cannot be made, no doubt certain consequences of the Great Depression stifled sales of Betty Boop mesh purses. From that point through the end of 1926 Egyptian influences pervaded modern culture in the United States to a level not previously experienced.
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. It wasn't until the early 20th century that a mesh machine was patented and these metal handbags weren't such an incredible luxury. Until 1909, ring mesh was crafted entirely by hand, traditionally by skilled goldsmiths. The background color of the mesh on both purses is cream and the frame is painted to match. Cinderella 1934 — Betty as a Redhead Keeping all of these facts in mind, we can conclude that the black-haired Betty Boop purse could have been made anytime from 1930 to September of 1934, but most likely was made between late 1933 and the middle of 1934. Camel charm attached to front of mesh with jump ring. Yours is the first clutch in this style I've seen then--very sweet bag! It was this act that sparked an interest in mesh purses in both of us that lives on today, just as Stella lives on in our memories.
The stainless steel mesh bikini was designed by Eve France Design of New York. The bags that followed over the next two decades were made completely by hand. Can you name the favorite flappers of moviegoers in the 1930s? Ironically none of these three monuments has anything to do with Cleopatra. This piece-work method of manufacturing proved to be a slow and laborious process, and one that Whiting found to be unreliable. The flat mesh bags made during this period were painted with vivid patterns, while the fine mesh bags, also known as Dresden mesh like the example shown here , had softer hues and a more muted appearance. They were all decorated, according to Holiner, through silk screening accomplished over several days — one color dried for 24 hours before another color was applied.
The case was finally heard in New York in 1934. It is devoted to all aspects of vintage mesh purses and the companies that manufactured them. I'm planning on listing this, but I don't want to under price what could be more valuable! However, the cartoon character, Betty Boop, was an even bigger box office draw than many of the flesh and blood actors. I'm very sure the actual scales of the dragon are sterling, however the head and tail seem to be a different metal. After being run by family members of Charles Whiting through 1966, and several other iterations of ownership thereafter, handbags and purse accessories were licensed to Indolink Corp. The first shows just an image of raven-haired Betty standing, hands on hips, in a pre-Hays Code red dress inside an oval vignette with her name in red letters below. Betty Boop Mesh Purse Circa 1933-34 There are two known varieties of Betty Boop mesh purses, and perhaps other versions that have not yet surfaced.
Egyptomania is the abiding interest in the artifacts, architecture and culture of ancient Egypt held by people worldwide. She also appeared in print in the comic section of a few newspapers starting in July 1934, but the comic strip never achieved the popularity of her cartoons. Images of pyramids, palm trees and camels, some with robed Arab riders, were all found on mesh bags of this period. 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. Rowan, filed an application for a design patent for his new flat mesh with rounded corners in June 1930, which resulted in a patent award in March 1931. I believe the dragon necklace is newer.
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. Cocktail parties were a growing trend and with it, brought bold, showy designs known as cocktail jewelry. I aslo wanted to know if anyone has any clue wether or not this Dragon necklace is made my Whiting and Davis. Many other gold- and silver-tone bags were also produced with rhinestone clasps and pouch styles with capped gate-top closures. 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.
In fact the phenomenon began in the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome. Genuine Whiting and Davis bags have the signature Whiting and Davis lining. Kallus became involved with doll and toy manufacturing while still an art student in New York. Designers are endlessly fascinated by the look and feel of this incredible fabric. It dates this bag to 1965 - 1976, Mod, Hippie, Disco.
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. The timing could not have been worse for the manufacturer and distributor of the Betty Boop mesh purses. If anyone can confirm this and potentially give me a value I'd appreciate it. Whiting went to work for a chain manufacturing company owned by Edward P. It was revealed that a few years earlier Kane had attended a performance by Baby Esther, an African American singer that employed a similar vocal style. Frame painted on front with scene showing palm trees, pyramids, camels with riders, and desert city. Bimbo 1930 to 1933 Bimbo was a purely fictional cartoon dog that appeared in Fleischer productions from 1930 through 1933.