Sometimes a marriage works, sometimes it doesn't. This holds true in all aspects of life, including the world of vintage fashion. Grace Agostino created bags that were a "marriage" of older elements with newer ones. She was a master at it and all her creations were "one of a kind.' Her fabulous bags are sold in luxury venues. This particular bag is large for its type and combines a vintage celluloid frame with a newer karung lizard body. Grace Agostino used exotic skins as though they were fabric and this is obvious in this bag. The bag is soft structured and the karung skins are pleated and since they are pliable and flexible they may be misconstrued as fabric. Fabulous! They are dyed an interesting color. The background is a mustard color while the scales (vary in size) are a brownish color. This combines to create a khaki brown color, a brown that has some green in it, a unique and versatile color. The body is extra large and is roomy enough for all of today's necessities. The frame is a thick creme colored celluloid. It has a unusual shape and small round beads border the bottom of the frame. The clasp comes from behind and is an integral accent of the bag. It is carved into a large unusual abstract shape. The bag has four thin leather shoulder straps that are knotted and it also has a decorative snakeskin accent. The drop is 25". The inside is evidence of that this bag is high quality and luxury. It is lined with a burgundy leather that is "braided" into a zig zag design. Unheard of for a lining! There is an open slip pocket and "Grace Agostino' is hand written in black inside the bag. The lining is also bordered with a black lacy trim. There are no significant issues with the inside as well as the outside. Age has turned the space between the cut out work on the clasp a bit darker. However, this cannot be seen when the clasp is down. It is in great condition. The measurements are 10 1/2"w x 10"h x 2"w. This bag is a marriage that works. This bag is spectacular on so many levels. Its color is unique and coordinates with most other colors. It is perfect for that event where you don't want to lug around your everyday large work bag. It is a one of a kind work of art, at least it is that to me! I just love it! Condition: Excellent -. VINTAGE Condition
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