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Archival 1950's Elsa Schiaparelli Documented Sequin Blowfish Bamboo Cane Purse

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A highly coveted and incredibly unique Elsa Schiaparelli sequin blowfish cane purse dating back to the early 1950's. Fashioned from rich red vinyl bubble covered in black knit with serpentine rows of black sequins. A whimsical blowfish face consisting of black and white plastic eyes and a mouth with original metal-zipper, serving as the opening to the purse, all mounted on a bamboo cane. The purse even spins around! Elsa Schiaparelli was a famous Italian fashion designer and along with Coco Chanel, her greatest rival, she is regarded as one of the most prominent figures in fashion. Starting with knitwear, Schiaparelli's designs were heavily influenced by the Surrealists movement. This unique cane purse is a perfect example of her genius. Measurements Bag: 9 inches by 13 inches Cane:38 inches This rare mid-century cane purse is a highly desirable Elsa Schiaparelli accessory. Though our purse it missing the label, an identity cane with label sold at a New Hope, Pennsylvania auction back in 2012. As shown, Cameron Silver also wore an identity Elsa Schiaparelli cane to the MET gala. A rare piece of fashion history that will only increase in value.
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  • Dimensions:
    Height: 38 in (96.52 cm)
  • Style:
    1950's (Of the Period)
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
    1950-1959
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Beautiful condition.
  • Seller Location:
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU3099516802
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