WHITING & DAVIS enameled mesh purse, with Clark Gable portrait. Stars series, from 1976 Commemorative Heritage Collection. This enameled metal mesh purse, bearing the likeness of Clark Gable, was one of four in the Heritage Collection "Stars" series, issued by Whiting & Davis in 1976 to commemorate the company's centennial. Presumably for her two teenage daughters.Of course, teenage girls generally have their own ideas, and knowing my sisters, I have a feeling they weren't impressed. Long forgotten about, my mom recently found them in an attic closet, wrapped in tissue paper in a Whiting & Davis box. Never used, this Gable bag still has the blue Whiting & Davis brand/price tag hanging from a string off the carry chain. The bag measures 3.75" x 6" and is suspended from a gold-toned braided mesh carry chain with a 14 drop.
The predominant tile colors constituting the portrait are azure blue, brown & beige; the reverse side is solid azure blue. The purse also features a scalloped bottom edge, a gold-plated, deco-style metal frame with a ball pinch clasp, and a finely ribbed, dusty rose moire lining.The inside corners of the frame are engraved WHITING & DAVIS and MADE IN U. And a brand tag sewn within the lining reads MESH WHITING & DAVIS CO. The enamel tile pieces are in uniform, pristine condition. The whitish spots shown in the pictures are merely luminous reflections: the bag sparkles quietly, as the tiles catch the light. Excluded countries are those that cannot. Feel free to ask any questions. I'd be happy to supply additional photos upon request.
The item "MINT Very Rare WHITING & DAVIS Clark Gable Enameled Mesh Purse / Evening Bag" is in sale since Tuesday, September 12, 2017. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Women's Handbags & Bags\Handbags & Purses". The seller is "ny*71" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.