Vintage Whiting & Davis Black Metal Mesh Shoulder Bag

  • $ 32.00
  • Only One Available: In Stock

Sensational black metal mesh handbag from Whiting & Davis.
Approx. Size: 10" x 6" x 3" (24 x 15 x 10 cm); Leather strap is 1" (2.5 cm) wide and...

Sensational black metal mesh handbag from Whiting & Davis.
Approx. Size: 10" x 6" x 3" (24 x 15 x 10 cm); Leather strap is 1" (2.5 cm) wide and adjusts up to a 22" ( 56 cm) hang
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: Whiting & Davis on the lining, UK Patent #s on snap, 1519246 & 0973682
One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone.

  • Messenger style cocktail bag with snap closure.
  • Long black leather strap turns this into a great cocktail shoulder bag for parties. 
  • Gold metal hardware.
  • Strap is adjustable.
  • One main compartment plus an additional small pocket. 
  • Black lining printed with Whiting & Davis.

Whiting & Davis originally opened as the Wade, Davis & Co in 1876. In 1880 Charles Whiting joined the company and worked is way up the company from errand boy to artisan to the New York sales rep in ten years. In 1892, Charles Whiting wove by hand the first Whiting & Davis handbag from gold metal mesh, creating one of the first “It” handbags. The company also created their second iconic design, the snake bracelet late in the 1890s. By 1896, Charles Whiting had partnered with company co-founder Edward Davis and the name Whiting & Davis was born. Throughout the 20th century, Whiting & Davis created highly sought after metal mesh handbags, jewelry, and other accessories. The company is still in existence today using different jewelry marks to differentiate new items from vintage pieces.


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