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The Whiting & Davis purse is the epitome of the mesh bag. For over one hundred years, these shimmery pieces of splendor have graced the fashionable woman's wardrobe. Thanks to designs ranging from abstract Deco patterns to extravagant figurals to sleek gold and silver solids, Whiting & Davis purses are ...
Whiting & Davis Purses: The Perfect Mesh
The Whiting & Davis purse is the epitome of the mesh bag. For over one hundred years, these shimmery pieces of splendor have graced the fashionable woman's wardrobe. Thanks to designs ranging from abstract Deco patterns to extravagant figurals to sleek gold and silver solids, Whiting & Davis purses are as sought-after for their artistry as for their practicality. This first-ever book devoted solely to Whiting & Davis captures all the charm and splendor of the company's mesh bags, past and present, in over 600 color photos, vintage ads, catalog pages, and archival material. The informal, informative text explores the colorful Whiting & Davis history and related product lines. A current price guide completes this in-depth look at the purses that advertisements dubbed the loveliest of all feminine accessories--the perfect mesh!
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62.950000 USD

Whiting & Davis Purses: The Perfect Mesh

by Donald-Brian Johnson, Leslie Pina
Hardback
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The top-selling ceramic figurines of the 1940s and '50s came from Madison, Wisconsin's Ceramic Arts Studio and their outstanding designer, Betty Harrington. In terms of quality, variety, and charm, her figurines are among the best of the era, enchanting, and exquisitely designed down to the last intricate detail. This is ...
Ceramic Arts Studio: The Legacy of Betty Harrington
The top-selling ceramic figurines of the 1940s and '50s came from Madison, Wisconsin's Ceramic Arts Studio and their outstanding designer, Betty Harrington. In terms of quality, variety, and charm, her figurines are among the best of the era, enchanting, and exquisitely designed down to the last intricate detail. This is the first comprehensive book about this popular studio and it presents all the figurines released by CAS, detailed information on the firm's early years, and Betty Harrington's artistic pursuits after the studio closed. Over 1200 color photographs show stylized figurines of theatrical adults, dancers, children, and animals; vintage catalogs; advertisements; and original designs, along with a complete inventory. Today's values are included in the captions and in a price guide/index, for easy reference. The carefully researched text includes interviews with company owner Reuben Sand, early designer and co-founder Lawrence Rabbitt, studio personnel, family members, and the designer herself. Collectors will find this an indispensable guide to Ceramic Arts Studio's engaging figurines.
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62.950000 USD
Hardback
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The rise and fall of American Art Deco coincide neatly with the brief, but glorious, heyday of the Chase Brass & Copper Co.'s Specialty division. Gleaming Chase housewares of chrome, brass, and copper brightened many homes during the Depression years of the 1930s, thanks to the talents of such leading ...
The ChaseacEra: 1933 & 1942 Catalogs of the Chase Brass & Copper Co.
The rise and fall of American Art Deco coincide neatly with the brief, but glorious, heyday of the Chase Brass & Copper Co.'s Specialty division. Gleaming Chase housewares of chrome, brass, and copper brightened many homes during the Depression years of the 1930s, thanks to the talents of such leading industrial designers as Lurelle Guild, Walter Von Nessen, Russel Wright, and Harry Laylon. The Chase Era presents in full the company's first (1933) and final (1942) Specialties catalogs, illustrating the development of Deco design as represented by the Chase inventory. Also included are newly discovered pre-1933 Chase flyers, showing previously unseen Chase Specialties! Introductory comments focus on the whys and wherefores of Art Deco's short reign, and the place of Chase in the Deco continuum. With a current price guide and full inventory information, The Chase Era truly provides the first and last words on Chase Specialties.
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31.450000 USD
Paperback / softback
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Pop culture collectibles from the post-World War I and II (1920s-1960s) are brought to life again in this new reference guide. Relive the days of the novelty must-haves, including Hallmark paper dolls, holiday ephemera, Vogue picture records, and vaudeville. See the impact ceramists Marc Bellaire, Howard Pierce, and Heidi Schoop ...
Postwar Pop: Memorabilia of the Mid-20th Century
Pop culture collectibles from the post-World War I and II (1920s-1960s) are brought to life again in this new reference guide. Relive the days of the novelty must-haves, including Hallmark paper dolls, holiday ephemera, Vogue picture records, and vaudeville. See the impact ceramists Marc Bellaire, Howard Pierce, and Heidi Schoop had in their era and today. Get nostalgic while viewing early TV Guides with I Love Lucy and Liberace. Take a walk down memory lane through movie posters featuring such iconic stars as Shirley Temple and Ava Gardner. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at popular antique walks held in such places as Walnut, Iowa. With 682 images, this invigorating exploration of the tastes that shaped an era is sure to make you smile. This reference book is a must-have for lovers of American popular culture, historians, and collectors.
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52.490000 USD
Hardback
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