Vintage Glenn Miller for Ann Turk Embossed Handbag with Celestial ThemeVintage Glenn Miller for Ann Turk Embossed Handbag with Celestial ThemeVintage Glenn Miller for Ann Turk Embossed Handbag with Celestial ThemeVintage Glenn Miller for Ann Turk Embossed Handbag with Celestial ThemeVintage Glenn Miller for Ann Turk Embossed Handbag with Celestial ThemeVintage Glenn Miller for Ann Turk Embossed Handbag with Celestial ThemeVintage Glenn Miller for Ann Turk Embossed Handbag with Celestial ThemeVintage Glenn Miller for Ann Turk Embossed Handbag with Celestial ThemeVintage Glenn Miller for Ann Turk Embossed Handbag with Celestial Theme

"There's a moon out tonight." Actually the moon would be out every night this purse is carried. And as a bonus, some stars are shining too!!! Glenn Miller designed purses for his mother, Ann Turk, during the 1980's. These bags were high end and sold only in the very best stores. They were very expensive. They often were irregularly shaped and usually had ornamental adornments in the form of sculpted objects or unusual molded frames. Their customers included Elizabeth Taylor and Naomi Campbell. Unfortunately Ann Turk died at an early age and the company went out of business. This bag is typical of an Ann Turk bag. It is made of a shiny embossed patent leather made to look like crocodile. It is a deep black. There is a fold over flap and a snap positioned on the under side of the flap closes the bag. The bold, chunky and thick sculpted ornamental "moon and stars" is the focal point of the bag. The moon is in its crescent phase and is finely detailed. He has a smiling face and looks to be happy in his pose along with his two "starry" friends. This celestial scene is done in a slightly shiny brass and is very dimensional extending about 3/4" from the flat surface. There are some marks on the moon and stars indicating wear. However, this is to be expected considering the depth of the moon and stars and does not take away from the beauty of this nightly scene. There is a gorgeous shiny gold tone chain. It is jewelry quality and can be tucked inside to use the bag as a clutch. The drop is 17". The inside is lined in a black grosgrain fabric. There is a black cloth sewn in label stating "Glenn Miller for Ann Turk Made in USA." The inside is very clean, there are a few signs of age and use. The measurements of the bag are 8 1/2"w x 6"h x 1"d. The bag is in great condition, there are some previously mentioned issues, but all in all this bag presents wonderfully. This bag is funky and fun. It is a definite statement maker and can be worn with jeans or a dressy suit. Wear it on your shoulder and you'll be "dancing in the moonlight." Condition: Excellent- VINTAGE Condition

Item ID: RL-1512


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: black, Size: M

Vintage Glenn Miller for Ann Turk Embossed Handbag with Celestial Theme

$95 USD

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