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Anne-Marie Carousel Handbag

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Extremely rare carousel shaped handbag by Anne-Marie. The bag is covered in red leather with multi-colored, carved bakelite (or Catalin) animals on brass posts. The scalloped edge of the canopy has "La Fete Foraine" printed in gold, which I believe translates to "The Carnival" or "The Funfair". Anne-Marie had a shop within the famous Hotel Meurice in Paris where she sold gloves, bags, perfume and "frivolities". She is best known for the wonderfully detailed, surrealist, figural handbags that she designed and sold in the post-WWII era. These days, her handbags are very delicate and are better suited for display than for carrying. approximate measurements: 6" wide x 5.75" deep x 8" high, 12" high to top of handle Please contact us if you have any questions.

Details

  • Designer
  • Brand
    Anne-Marie
  • In the Style Of
    Surrealist
  • Place of origin
    France
  • Period
  • Condition
    Good. some marks and rubs, some light discoloration and spots on leather, wear to the gold paint, some small cracks on brass, handle is slightly loose where it attaches to the bag.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference number
    AU14031762181

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