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What a find! Finding a Mikimoto purse is almost as rare as finding a natural pearl in an oyster ( less than one oyster is found in one thousand oyster shells). In 1893 Mikimoto discovered a process for synthetically creating "cultured" pearls. Until then pearl jewelry was left for the ultra rich and royalty. This innovation obviously expanded the market and Mikimoto is known world wide for their gorgeous pearl jewelry. But a Mikimoto handbag? Well, it's not that uncommon for a jewelry house to expand into other areas, for example, Tiffany's, Cartier and others have created purses but as with Mikimoto, they are rare and far between. This makes these bags extra special and when one adds the supreme craftsmanship and unparalleled skill that went into their making, they are indeed a rare find. And this Mikimoto bag includes one of its iconic symbols, that is, a pearl dangles on a seashell gold metal charm on the front of the bag. The bag is very large and it is tall and narrow. It is rectangular with very straight lines. It is hard structured. Its leather is very sturdy and has a fine grain to it. It is dyed a jet black. It is very smooth and has a high shine. Just one look and one knows that this is a high end bag. Then just one touch and the luxurious quality of the bag is apparent. There is an open pocket on the front which provides for additional storage. There are two long leather straps to carry the bag. The drop is 13" to the top of the bag, 14" to where the straps begins. There is simple gold metal hardware on the handles. Attached to one handle is a chain that has a small charm of a shell dangling from it. The charm is detailed and it is fluted. It has a small pearl in the middle. There also is a flat oval gold metal identification tag stating "Mikimoto International." This chain can be opened by opening the attached lobster claw. There is a small blue bag inside that can hold this chain if disconnected. There are four small "feet' on the bottom for protection. The bag closes with an internal snap. The inside is lined at the top with the leather. Below this the lining is a shiny black fabric. There is a zippered pocket within. There is a tiny tag that states "03." Is this a numbered bag??? The inside is very clean. The measurements of the bag are 11"h x 8"w x 4"d. The bag is in great condition with only the most minor indications of use or age. Just like a beautiful strand of pearls, this bag is sophisticated, classy and timeless. It makes its statement in its simplicity. This bag will last forever, and will be one's "go to" bag when the occasion arises. Just like that strand of pearls! Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition

ITEM ID
RL-2552
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

Vintage Mikimoto Leather Handbag with Pearl Adornment

$225

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