Whiting & Davis' quality is respected and revered throughout the vintage accessory and jewelry world. One need only mention the WD name and it's mesh bags and etched glass intaglio jewelry immediately come to mind. They are inextricably linked. We are proud to offer an example of the silver tone three piece intaglio cameo parure in pristine vintage condition. Frosted / etched intaglio cameos of a female profile peek from beneath thick, faceted glass ovals, fancy prong set in lacy openwork with twisted rope frames. The clamper bracelet features a substantial cuff style housing, the pendant necklace, a ribbed round link chain and the earrings, clip backs. Together since birth, the set presents as new. Whiting & Davis began producing this line in the 1960s. It remains a popular collectible.
The parure includes the necklace, at a wearable, fixed approximate 21 inches with spring ring clasp. The pendant provides an additional 2 1/2 inches (including top loop). It is about 2 inches wide with a 3/8 inch thickness. Intaglio is approximately 40 millimeters x 30 millimeters. The clamper bracelet has an inside circumference of about 6 1/2 inches. Width of top side is an incredible 2 1/2 inches. It tapers to about 1 1/4 inches at reverse. The bracelet has a hinge on one side of the bracelet's back to facilitate on / off. The other side is rigid. Intaglio cameo is approximately 40 millimeters x 30 millimeters. Clip earrings are about 1 1/2 inches x 1 1/8 inches with a 5/16 inch profile. Intaglios are approximately 25 millimeters x 18 millimeters. Weight of this three piece set is a generous approximate 160 grams.
Condition is excellent / pristine vintage. Amazingly, there are no chips, nicks, flea bites, cracks or breaks to glass intaglios. Etchings remain frosted, as created. All silver tone finishes intact, fronts and backs, insides / outsides. Clamper maintains strong, snap shut hinge. One side slightly overlaps at juncture, as manufactured. Necklace clasp and earring clips strong and secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Pristine vintage.
All pieces signed. The necklace on it's original oval metal hangtag: "WHITING DAVIS", the bracelet on inside of hinge within a distinctive cartouche : "WHITING & DAVIS CO.", headlined with "MESH" and underscored with "BAGS" and on each original earring clip: "WHITING & DAVIS CO.".
Iconic intaglios. An exclusive Whiting & Davis line. Revisit them at Cody's.
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