This bracelet is in excellent pre-worn condition with a very tight coil NEVER WORN CONDITION. This fabulous vintage wrap bracelet features a golden mesh coil snake by Whiting & Davis. In 1963 Whiting & Davis joined in on a collaboration with Vogue, Twentieth Century Fox and a number of high end designers of the time to promote the film Cleopatra starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. They launched the Cleopatra Collection in conjunction with the event, crafting jewelry for the women of that day who dared to dress in a exciting way, to be a femme fatale, provocative, but discreet.The styles were inspired by Cleopatra's dramatic accessories, in serpent necklaces, bracelets, earrings and pins. The story began in 1876 when three men - William H. Davis and Louis Heckman - shook hands and founded a silversmith company known at the time as Wade, Davis & Co. They opened doors in August of that year and debuted with a collection of sterling silver jewelry and popular designs of the Late Victorian era, including stickpins, bracelets, earrings and bar pins.
In 1880, an office and errand boy by the name of Charles A. Whiting was hired for 9 cents an hour.
Within a short ten-year span, he progressed through the ranks, serving as artisan, salesman foreman, and by 1890 was serving as the company representative for the New York office. In 1892, Charles Whiting wove by hand the first Whiting & Davis handbag, transforming the ancient art of chainmail into an exquisite fabric. The small purse was crafted in plated ring mesh, roughly three inches square and featured a delicate twist closure and a simple leaf motif on the frame. The brand's iconic snake is estimated to have made its first appearance in the late 1890s - a delicate bracelet crafted in sterling silver.
Throughout the years, Whiting & Davis continued to design the snake motif into their fine and fashion. The item "VINTAGE DESIGNER SIGNED WHITING & DAVIS MESH GOLD SNAKE BRACELET" is in sale since Thursday, January 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Designer, Signed\Bracelets". The seller is "4744366" and is located in Andover, Massachusetts.
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