Vintage 1950’s Stunning Whiting & Davis Alumesh/Celluloid Hand Bag Purse. This Alumesh/Celluloid hand bag is from Post World War II era. After finalizing my research I determine the bag is from 50’s era. The handle and closure of handbag is Celluloid. The closure functions properly (excellent) and the handle is beautiful condition. The color is off white but from the lining inside gives another dimension of color like cream. The inside of bag in excellent condition and has one inside pocket. Condition Mint. I could not locate any other blemishes. Please review all pictures and ask as many questions as you like. The Handbag has only had 1 owner. It was very well cared for!!!! I can provide additional pictures upon request if needed.
Handbag Dimension’s: Width 11 1/2″, Height 9 1/4″
History Information: The story began in 1876, when three men, William H. Wade, Edward P. Davis and Louis Heckman shocked hands and founded a silversmith company known as Wade, Davis & Co. They opened doors in August of that year and debuted a collection of sterling silver jewelry and popular designs of the Late Victorian era, including stickpins, bracelets, earrings and bar pins. In 1892, Charles Whiting wove by hand the first Whiting & Davis handbag, transforming the ancient art of chainmail into exquisite fabric. In 1896 Charles Whiting partnered with Edward Davis and the name Whiting & Davis was born. Their patented metal mesh has been supplied to the very best of the fashion industry and has been spotted on the runway in dresses, gloves, and shoes. Production of metal mesh halted during WWII to assist with the war effort. Keep this in mind when attempting to precisely date Whiting & Davis handbags.
Information research from Whiting & Davis History–Our Story Since 1876. If you get the opportunity please read the whole story as it is very fascinating.
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