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If you like weird and strange bags, this is the purse for you. Vintage from the 1940’s, this bag definitely is unique and different. The bag is shaped with a lot of curves and yet there are also straight lines. There is a front flap. It is covered with the skins of an alligator, it’s skins remain soft and in good condition. However it is the hardware that “rocks.” There is a large silver tone representation of some kind of “cat”, be it a lion, leopard, panther, tiger or your average everyday cat. I see a household cat because I just love cats and am caring for a feral cat. Therefore to me it’s a kind kitty but it could be a furious tiger! These head figurals are large and the center front one measures 1 1/2”w x 2 1/8”h.There are 2 slightly smaller figures on the top near the handle. They all are silvertone but they also have a thick coating of silver glitter on top of the metal. Each has two hot pink jeweled eyes that “pop out”
Also the glitter adds to the uniqueness and strangeness of the bag. I don’t know if the glitter is original to the bag or if it is the result of some creative individual at a later date. Anyway, it is strange. Adding to this mix are four feline paws on the bottom of the bag for protection. These are also silver tone with glitter. The bag closes with a snap and there is an alligator handle with a drop of 3 1/2”. The inside is covered with a black grosgrain fabric, there is an open pocket. The inside is in good shape but there are signs throughout of usage and age. The bag measures 8 1/4”w x 11” to the top of the handle x 31/2”d. The outside of the bag is in great condition. One mystery remains...the inner side of the cats on the top have holes in their. backs. I don’t know if this was an attachment for a longer carry chain or if was the way the figures were made originally. Otherwise, there are normal minor signs of wear and usage. In any event, this bag is certain to garner attention and make a statement . Great bag to wear to the upcoming movie “Cats.” Condition: Excellent -VINTAGE condition

ITEM ID
RL-2285
ITEM SIZE
M
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
COLOR
Black

Vintage Weird Alligator Handbag with Figural Hardware

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