Victorian Slide Bracelet, Silver Mesh, Red Glass Center by Whiting & Davis
- $ 200.00
- Only One Available: Sold Out
Approx. Size: Mesh band is 1" wide (2.5 cm); bracelet adjusts up to adj up to 2.75" (7...
- Whiting & Davis
Approx. Size: Mesh band is 1" wide (2.5 cm); bracelet adjusts up to adj up to 2.75" (7 cm) ; Center stone: 1" x 1.25" (2. 5 x 3 cm)
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: Whiting & Davis Mesh Bags
Large center oval faceted red glass stone in a decorative dog tooth prong setting. Silver metal beading surrounds the stone. Silver mesh band with tassel fringe. This type of slide bracelet is a continuous piece that is tightened by moving the slide. Best guess on the age is 1940s.
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 cofounder 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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