This stunning, ultra-rare 1950’s vintage Alligator Kelly Evening Bag is from Sterling. A maker of some of the most highly coveted, reptile-skin handbags and sold in only in the finest stores, this gorgeous gem, one of the premium models, is pure elegance, and complete. Made of shining, genuine Dark Brown Alligator, this beautiful Sterling will leave no doubt. From a private collection, it is in excellent condition.
From the moment, you first see and feel the skin of this handbag, you will know that the skins were exceptionally well cared for and has that smooth, silky feel that only the best, genuine Alligator can give, a trademark of quality from Sterling. At every angle, this Sterling looks regal and it is luxurious.
The top bar has Alligator inlays that are flawless. Open the gold-toned snap to see a mint, Cognac leather interior. It is clean with no odors of age (just the rich smell of clean leather) and no ink marks. The two, Gold-lame trimmed slip pockets are clean as well. The solid brass zippered security pocket is intact as well. The folds of the lining are intact with no splits or cracks.
Also, inside is the original coin purse in matching leather, the mirror, and the original Dupont Nylon, USA made comb. The mirror is double-paned and has polished edges for smoothness. It has a haze ring, but reflects perfectly for you. Seldom do you ever find one of these with all of the original accessories complete.
Another trademark of early Sterling Handbags is the company, for some unknown reason, decided to glue the tags inside their reptile handbags and over the years, these tags would fall out. But, the lining, the latch, and the Ideal frame leave no doubt that this is a genuine Sterling.
On the outside, the Alligator skins are shiny, has no cracks, and is spotless clean. The pictures cannot capture just how smooth and glass-shiny it really is. The natural lightness seen in the lower belly skin is natural from when it was a living hide. The skin has just the right amount of give to let you know it is genuine. The gleaming frame works smoothly and closes fully. The single handle is in Alligator with a Cowhide backing and is supple with no issues.
Sterling Handbags are well known for the quality of the skins and the highly-polished treatment like no other. The Alligator skin is stunning all over. This Sterling shines beautifully from top to bottom and it rests on four solid brass feet.
Not often do you ever see one of these in such splendid condition as this. The gussets on the sides are superb. The edges are clean and smooth and the shine will make you smile.
The dimensions are: 9 ”L x 8 “H x 3”D and the handle affords a 6 ½”drop.
As always, this fine Sterling 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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One of the most beautiful Sterling Alligator Handbags. Absolutely fabulous and a genuine collectible.
Vintage 1950's Sterling Alligator Kelly Satchel