Breathtaking. This beautiful 1950’s original, gold-plated Dofan Alligator Valise Evening Bag is that and more. Made from genuine Dark Brown belly of the alligator, the skins are soft and unbroken. Dofan was a maker of some of finest, most highly coveted handbags of the twentieth century. To this day, the premium examples, such as this sterling beauty are seldom seen and highly sought after. The reason; the high quality craftsmanship, the genuine gold plating, and the quality of the skins. From a private collection, this Dofan is in excellent condition.
When you first hold this Dofan, you will marvel at the smooth, soft feel of the glazed alligator. Then, contrary to the pictures, the depth of the gold-plating. The camera simply could capture the depth of color but, it is there and all of the metalwork shines with blinding brilliance. Turn the large turn-lock and lift the long bar to see a clean, odor-free Tan lining. There are three pockets with one being zippered. On the right side of the slip pocket, there is a stitch loose that can easily be remedied and it is minor and of no significance. All the pockets are lined in Bronze silk. The lining is clean and has only the slightest signs of use that is also of no significance.
Outside, the skins are clean and it has no breaks or cracks from age. The side gussets are supple and full. The strap holders are thick, solid ingots polished to a mirror gloss. The strap is absolutely beautiful. It is wide and the curved design coincides artistically with the handbag. The underside of the strap is butter-soft leather for comfort.
This Dofan is an evening bag that will be the crowning touch to your attire to any formal event. It is a handbag that will bring many compliments and looks. You will smile whenever you carry it.
It measures in at 8”L x 8 ½“H x 3 ½“D and the handle affords an 8” drop.
As always, this fine Dofan will come to you shipped with the utmost care via USPS Priority Mail or your choice of shippers indicated with insurance. Never a handling charge, just the exact shipping to your zip code. I ship all over the world and will gladly combine shipping on multiple purchases.
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