1980s Whiting & Davis Gold Metal & Rhinestone Clutch
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1980s Whiting & Davis Gold Metal & Rhinestone Clutch

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Stylish metal demilune clutch in bright gold metal
Approx. Size: 8" x 4" x 2"  (20 x 10 x 9 cm); 48" (56 cm) hang    
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: Whiting...
Stylish metal demilune clutch in bright gold metal
Approx. Size: 8" x 4" x 2"  (20 x 10 x 9 cm); 48" (56 cm) hang    
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: Whiting & Davis International, made in Hong Kong

One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone

Gold metal hard case vintage clutch. Decorative rhinestone V on the front side.  Two gold metal tabs snap close on the top.  Gold chain lets you hang this one from your shoulder or tuck it in when you want to use this one as a clutch.  Fabric lining with ricrac trim.  One compartment.  This specific mark dates this clutch from the 1980s.

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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