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1960s Martin Van Schaak New York Black/Gray Handbag Clutch
The exclusive handbag maker, Martin Van Schaak, worked in New York making custom bags for socialites from the 1960s up to the present. Jackie Kennedy helped make this designer famous and desirable, and he remains so today. This bag came from the estate of a well to do Philadelphia woman. It is made from a supple,durable silk like fabric in charcoal gray with corded stripes in black- an overall pinstripe appearance. The inside is lined with black silk and has a side pocket.
The bright gold tone chain is heavy and it is cleverly attached so that it can slip into the bag if one wishes to carry it as a clutch. The clasp is a fold-over design, large and showy with horizontal stripes to contrast with the subtle vertical stripes of the bag. The Martin Van Schaak New York name is in gold inside the bag.
It measures 10 1/2" by 4 1/2" at the bottom and is 6" high to the top of the clasp. Condition is very gently used- there is a little wear near one of the posts for the chain.
These bags have been in high end Sotheby's auctions, placed in lots with Hermes, Birkin and other highly collectible bags and would make a wonderful addition to a handbag collection.
Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Black, Size: 8.5" x 6" x 4.5"
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