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This is a wonderful silvertone bracelet and earrings set, unsigned but easily attributed to Whiting & Davis: the bracelet is one of their best known “Victorian Revival” designs of the 1950s, with a repoussé design of leaves and mesh-textured pineapples. The underlying cuff is embellished with Victorian-style “engraving”, barely noticeable except near the clasp. It’s a big bracelet in every sense - thick, wide and heavy, weighing a full 80 grams (almost 3 ounces). It is fitted with a sturdy full-width hinge, slide-in clasp and safety chain.
The earrings are screwbacks with a repoussé leaf design which is a “good marriage” rather than an exact match to the bracelet. Like the bracelet, there are signed as well as unsigned versions of these earrings – in this case, they are unsigned. They were packed with the bracelet, suggesting they were purchased together as a set.
Size: The bracelet is 3.2 cm wide and almost 1 cm thick (1.3″ by 0.4″). It is suitable for a medium or smaller wrist with the interior measuring 6 cm by 5.5 cm (2.4″ by 2.2″). The earrings are 3 cm (1.2″) in each direction.
Marks: Unsigned – probably sold with the Whiting & Davis hang tag/display card.
Condition: Both the bracelet and earrings are in virtually mint condition, rarely if ever worn. The screwbacks are in good working order and the bracelet clasp snaps firmly shut.
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