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Vintage 1950s Exotic Reptile Skin, Chrome & Lucite Box Handbag

Vintage 1950s Exotic Reptile Skin, Chrome & Lucite Box Handbag

Product Code: VB 11
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Detail: Unusual and very beautiful 1950s chrome and wild frog reptile skin box bag. Exquisite wine coloured patchwork skin with irregulr black pattern. Modernist black and white cotton printed fabric lining; and the essential period transparent lucite Handle. Superb condition for its age. Closure clasp is in excellent working order. 

Period: 1950s

Colour: Silver, Wine, Transparent

Material: Chrome, Wild frog skin, Lucite, Cotton fabric lining

Origin: Unknown

Size: Height 6" (11" including handle). Width 8". Depth 2.5"

Condition: Excelllent with only the slightest signs of use, commensurate with age

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1940s: The first half of the decade was dominated by WWII . Styles echoed military uniforms and was almost utilitarian. Fabrics were rationed in the UK and thus simple designs dominated fashion during this time, with an emphasis on beautiful tailoring. Post-war, fashion came back with a bang. In 1947, Dior launched his 'The New look' collection; perhaps the most controversial fashion statement made to date. It proposed absolute femininity and extravagance at a time that was still recovering from a period of limitation, yet the new-look demolished pre 1947 styles over night. Billowing skirts, narrow waists, padded hips and rounded shoulders changed fashion in a moment and has influenced it ever since. Vintage 1950s Exotic Frog Skin, Chrome & Lucite Box Handbag

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