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Modernist Mahogany Gloss Geometric Center Cut Medium Alligator Handbag, 1950s

About the Item

Gina Lollobrigida. 57 Chevys. Boomerang coffee tables. There was a time in the 50s when round was square and points meant progress. An icon of mid-century style, this classic geometric handbag not only has the shape that toasted the times, but a Modernist pointed clasp like a pair of tailfins. Gloss mahogany alligator handbag with self-covered top frame and single covered top handle; oiled brass corner points, Modernist grooved clasp and bottom feet. Interior zippered side pocket with slash pocket below on one side; push latch closure. Some scales feature gentle hornback points for extra texture and interest. Fully lined in tobacco leather. fabric: alligator, leather noteworthy: condition with exotic skin conditioner repairs: none condition: good with extremely gentle metal tarnish, light exterior surface wear and moderate interior wear at side creases, including one ¼” split in lining (see photos) measurements: width: 13 ¼” across bottom, 12” across top height: 9 ½” depth: 3” bottom gusset; mouth opens to 5” handle: 6” drop x ¾” wide label: Sterling ***PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO EXPORT RESTRICTIONS THIS ITEM MAY ONLY BE SHIPPED TO A U.S. ADDRESS***
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 9.5 in (24.13 cm)Width: 13.25 in (33.66 cm)Depth: 3 in (7.62 cm)
  • Style:
    Modernist (In the Style Of)
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Good condition with extremely gentle metal tarnish, light exterior surface wear and moderate interior wear at side creases, including one ¼” split in lining.
  • Seller Location:
    Tucson, AZ
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: 0923.15.0041stDibs: LU864316145962
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