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It's so great when a marriage works. This holds true in the relationship sense and also in the antique/vintage world when two elements are put together, even though they were not originally joined. This great purse by contemporary designer, Grace Ann Agostino, successfully weds a vintage celluloid frame with distressed leather that probably is newer. Grace Agostino has been creating unique handbags that often join two separate elements. These bags were sold in high end stores and they still are. She treats leather as though it is fabric and the resulting bags are unusual and distinctive. This bag is large and is much wider at the bottom than at the top. It is very rounded. The body of the bag is a soft and supple leather that has been dyed a dusty pink color. The color has light and darker tones. The leather has been treated so that it appears to be vertically pleated although there are horizontal lines too. The leather has a distressed look even though, because of its color, it is very feminine. There is piping made from the karung lizard skins. The frame is celluloid and half moon in shape. It is thick and chunky and this type of frame was used commonly on white mesh bags during the late 1940's. This frame is an extra nice one of its kind and it has carvings and decorative fittings. The color is a creamy ivory. The bag closes with two decorative celluloid balls that close in the kiss lock style. There are small irregularly shaped celluloid "beads" adorning the curve of the rounded frame. A double silk twisted cord as well as thin double brown decorative leather strands serve as a carry strap. It has several knots and there is a patch of mauve leather around the strings in the center. The drop is 18". The inside is lined with a salmon colored soft leather. There is an open pocket that closes with a snap. The border by the frame is trimmed with a black trim. The inside is signed with the Grace Ann Agostino signature. The inside is in great condition and is very clean. The measurements are 11 1/2"w x 9 1/2"h (including the closure) x 3 1/2" d. The bag is in great condition with the most minimal signs of vintage. This is a spectacular hand crafted bag by a very talented designer. This bag has
many individual elements, both old and new, that come together to form a "perfect" marriage. A perfect marriage, what a rarity!!!! Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition

ITEM ID
RL-2225
ITEM SIZE
L
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
FASHION STYLE
Designer
COLOR
Pink

Vintage Grace Agostino Leather Bag with Celluloid Frame

$160

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