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This is such a gorgeous purse but I am baffled as to how it was created. Is it a marriage or an original made by Artbag Creations, a renowned business in NYC that is known for their expert repairs? However, they do create and sell original bags. Is this an original from Artbag or is it a marriage between an exceptional antique frame and a newer python body with a new lining by Artbag? I'll never know but my suspicions are the later. Needless to say this bag is a knockout, a stunner and very unique. It is small and curvaceous in shape. The body is python skins whose scales are a light yellow with brown. There is a very unusual dyed design throughout the bag which is done in bright yellow and bright blue. This design is bold, wild and shocking. There are a lot of ovals and circles within the three segments of the design. I have seen many skinned bags with dyed designs but I have never seen anything like this! To top it off most of the bag is tightly ruched resulting in pleats that add dimension and depth. Unbelievable and very skillfully done. The flat bottom of the bag is also dyed in a coordinating pattern. Now to the frame which is as spectacular as the bag. It is undoubtedly an "oldie" and its shape is unusual (look at the pictures since a picture is worth a thousand words). The frame is a brassy metal and there is openwork. There are two vases with engraved flowers. But the topper is a row of decoratively bezel set glass cabochons in cobalt blue and smokey gold. These jewels are multi faceted and they sparkle and shine. The pull tag used to open and close the bag has these twinkling jewels. This classic frame is an unexpected complement to an unorthodox body. There is a carry chain made of the python with a drop of 9". There are even indications of the design on the strap. The inside is lined with a purplish satin fabric. It looks like it was lined yesterday. There are two open slip pockets and the cloth Artbag Creations label is affixed inside. The measurements are 7 1/2"w x 5 1/2"h x2"d. The bag is in great condition without any significant indications to mention. This is a bag that I should keep for myself but again the "no more room" situation rears its ugly head. Great, unusual, statement making purse, like none other! Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition

ITEM ID
RL-2309
ITEM SIZE
S
FASHION STYLE
Designer
COLOR
Blue, Red

Vintage Artbag Snakeskin Purse with Jeweled Frame

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