Turtle Shaped Handbag in Cream Leather and Carved Bakelite  For Sale
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Turtle Shaped Handbag in Cream Leather and Carved Bakelite


This adorable turtle shaped handbag has wonderful details. The body / shell of the turtle is done in soft, cream colored (kid?) suede. The back is pieced to resemble the pattern and texture of a turtle shell with plates. The belly of the turtle is the body of the bag, and it's accessed by way of a flap covered zipper. The head and legs are marbled bakelite (or catalin) that is semi-translucent. There are nicely carved details like a pattern of scales on the head, and claws on the feet. The handle is a slightly padded leather ring in the turtle's mouth. These figural bags are very delicate and are better suited for display than for carrying. approximate measurements: 8.25” wide x 2.5” deep x 11.5” high (with head), 14.5” high (including handle, as carried) Please contact us if you have any questions.


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  • Condition Details
    light discoloration on edges, the head and leg mountings have become somewhat loose / wobbly, separation to lining seam inside bottom of bag
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 14.5 in. x W 8.25 in. x D 2.5 in.

    H 36.83 cm x W 20.96 cm x D 6.35 cm

  • Seller location
    Chicago, IL
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1stdibs seller since 2009
Located in Chicago, IL
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