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MOD '60s Collection

Jacomo Victorian Python Bag

Jacomo Victorian Python Bag

Ultra rare piece of fashion distinction created per order in France for Jacomo, 1961-1964. Enchanting, genuine baby-python evening bag with an authentic antique Victorian frame (German silver) and lined in platinum satin. (W 8-inch by H 7-inch). Labeled: Made in Paris France, by Jacomo.

Jacomo Coral Crocodile Purse

Jacomo Coral Crocodile Purse

Ultra rare piece of fashion distinction created per order in France for Jacomo, 1961-1964. Splendid, crimson crocodile pocketbook adorned by a coral rose-bud clasp with an arched, gilt handle. (W 10-inch by H 10-inch by D 2-inch). Labeled: Made in Paris France, by Jacomo.

Jacomo Victorian Anteater Bag

Jacomo Victorian Anteater Bag

Ultra rare piece of fashion distinction created per order in France for Jacomo, 1964. Stunning black anteater skin evening purse crowned by an antique, Victorian frame (brass filigree) encrusted with jade-cabochons and amethyst gems. Lined in pink moire (W 9 ½ - inch by H 7-inch). Labeled: Made in Paris France, by Jacomo.

Lucille de Paris Crocodile Bag

Lucille de Paris Crocodile Bag

Vogue Ad, September 1964

Vogue Ad, September 1964

Lucille de Paris Alligator Purse

Lucille de Paris Alligator Purse

Cartier Crocodile Purse

Cartier Crocodile Purse

Ultra-rare, genuine crocodile purse made in France by Cartier, in the 1960s. The so-called 'black tulip' color – the darkest shade of green that looks almost black – was first introduced in the 1960s by Christian Dior. (W 10-inch by H 7-inch by D 4-inch). Signed: Shown with a Cartier watch-box.

Vogue Ad, March 1967

Vogue Ad, March 1967

Cobalt Lucille Alligator Purse

Cobalt Lucille Alligator Purse

Extravagant, genuine alligator frame-satchel, in outrageous cobalt blue. Custom-made for an important customer. Stunning all around! Premium, central, belly-cuts of incredible symmetry; solid-brass trim; leather-lined. (W 12-inch by H 8 ¼ -inch without handle by D 2 ½ -inch). Signed: Lucille de Paris Genuine Alligator Made in U.S.A. Ca 1958. Shown with a removable, moonstone-n-rhinestone fur clip.

Martin Van Schaak Lizard Bags

Martin Van Schaak Lizard Bags

Ring Lizard Platform Purse

Ring Lizard Platform Purse

Elite, genuine ring-lizard frame bag, with platform leather gussets. Top-notch quality! Suede-lined; welted seams; riveted top handle; etched, gilt trim. (W 11 ½ -inch by H 6-inch by D 3 ¼ -inch). England, ca 1960s.

Art Deco Style Turtle Clutch

Art Deco Style Turtle Clutch

Charming, purple clutch in Art Deco style, lined in black leather. (W 8-inch by H 5-inch by D 1 ½ -inch). Italy.

Vogue Ad, September 1964

Vogue Ad, September 1964

Varon Python Buckle Clutch

Varon Python Buckle Clutch

Structured clutch, with a lovely buckle closure. Welted seams; leatherette-lined; link-chain strap. (W 14-inch by H 7-inch by 1 ½ -inch). Signed: Bags by Varon. Ca late 1950s-early 1960s.

Martin Van Schaak Purses

Martin Van Schaak Purses

Emerald satin; stunning clear Lucite bar-clasp, bejeweled by dozens of sparkling rhinestones; split handle. (W 9-inch by 7-inch).

Purple Caiman Clutch Italy

Purple Caiman Clutch Italy

Dramatic, royal-purple caiman clutch with gilt trim. Labeled: Olop, Milano Italy.

MOD Turtle Purses

MOD Turtle Purses

Duo of pretty genuine turtle handbags, from the 1960s. Right: Smart duplet, with two separate flaps, closures, and interiors. gold-plated trim; leather-lined; accordion gussets and bottom. (W 7 ¼ -inch by H 6 ¼ -inch by D 3 ½ -inch). Signed: Rosenfeld Genuine Turtle. Ca 1968.

Italian Python Clutches

Italian Python Clutches

Left: Large pleated pouch, with a removable skin strap; gold-plated trim; leather-lined. (W 10 ½ -inch by H 8-inch by D 4-inch). Signed: Colombetti Milano Made in Italy (plaque). Small soft pouch, with shoulder strap; leather-lined. (W 8-inch by H 6 ½ -inch by D 3-inch). Labeled: Parri's Florence.

Rosenfeld Cocktail Purse

Rosenfeld Cocktail Purse

Delicate, silver alligator-print leather cocktail purse, with bar-handles, two outside compartments, self-covered frame; and a dusty-pink satin interior. (W 7 ¾ -inch by H 7-inch by D 2 ¾ -inch). Signed: Rosenfeld. Ca 1968-1969.

Sharif Alligator Purse Extras

Sharif Alligator Purse Extras

Petal pink alligator Kelly-style purse with a long shoulder strap, lock and clochette with a key. Leather lined. (W 8 ½ -inch by H 11-inch by 3 ½ -inch D). Signed: Sharif USA Genuine Alligator.

Italian Caiman Camera Bag

Italian Caiman Camera Bag

Cute, turquoise camera-bag. Two-tone leather interior. (W 6-inch by H 5 ½ -inch by D 3 1.2 -inch). Italy, ca 1980s.

Varon Python Plastic Clutch

Varon Python Plastic Clutch

Tailored envelope trimmed with plastic. Suede-and-leather lined; metal strap. (W 11 ¾ -inch by H 7-inch by D 1-inch). Signed: Bags by Varon. Ca mid-1960s.

Lucille de Paris Alligator Bags

Lucille de Paris Alligator Bags

Super rare, designer, alligator satchels by Lucille de Paris, in custom-tanned, flamboyant cobalt-blue and California tangerine. American, ca 1960s.

Saltz Karung Bakelite Clutch

Saltz Karung Bakelite Clutch

Darling, genuine karung clutch, with a butterscotch plastic frame. Softly pleated skins; satin-lined. (W 12 ½ -inch by H 7 ½ -inch by D 3 ½ -inch). Signed: Ruth Saltz. Ca 1960s.

Martin Van Schaak Lizard Bags

Martin Van Schaak Lizard Bags

Classic black-and-white duo, by Martin Van Schaak, from the 1960s. Left: Elegant, white lizard-print leather tote. Four jeweled ornaments (gold-plated, off-white enamel, with dozens of glistening rhinestones). Spectacular! Leatherette-lined. (W 9 ½ -inch by H 14-inch). Right: Timeless, black shark-printed leather, with patent-leather handles, accented with two gold-plated ram-ornaments. Amazing, 3-D effect, and handmade quality! Leather-lined. (W 10 ¾ -inch by H 15-inch with the handles).

French Crocodile Frame Bag

French Crocodile Frame Bag

French genuine crocodile Porosus frame bag. Impeccable symmetry of the central belly-cuts, meticulously matched on both sides. (W 10 ¼ -inch by H 12 ¼ -inch by D 3-inch).

Paloma Picasso Caiman Bag

Paloma Picasso Caiman Bag

Coral shoulder bag, with outside back-pocket, long strap, leather interior. Folding, accordion gussets. (W 9 ½ -inch by H 11-inch by D 4 ½ -inch). Clasp stamped: Paloma Picasso. Interior marked: Genuine crocodile Made in Italy.

Martin Van Schaak Velvet Bag

Martin Van Schaak Velvet Bag

Sapphire velvet; pineapple clasp, encrusted with rhinestones and sapphire cabochons. (W 8 ½ -inch by H 7 ½ -inch).

Tano Crocodile Pocketbook

Tano Crocodile Pocketbook

Ample, genuine crocodile pocketbook, with no metal parts. Leather-lined interior; folding gussets and bottom. (W 12-inch by H 8-inch by D 2 ½ -inch). Ca 1964.

Supreme Pastel Python Clutch

Supreme Pastel Python Clutch

Pleated envelope, with snap-frame. Skin shoulder strap; leatherette-lined. (W 12 ½ -inch by H 7 ½ -inch by D 2 ½ -inch). Signed: Bags by Supreme.

Martin Van Schaak Lizard Bags

Martin Van Schaak Lizard Bags

Collection of desirable Martin Van Schaak exotics in designer colors: lipstick-red, classic-mauve, sunflower-yellow, and snow-white. American, ca 1960s.

Christian Dior Crocodile Bag

Christian Dior Crocodile Bag

Simple, black crocodile saddle-bag lined in lambskin, with an adjustable shoulder strap (W 10-inch by H 9 ¾ -inch by D 2-inch). Signed: Christian Dior.

Christian Dior Snake Purse

Christian Dior Snake Purse

A classy water-snake purse with leather gussets, suede interior, floating hinges, and a removable shoulder strap (W 9 ¼ -inch by H 6 ¼ -inch by D 2-inch). Signed: Christian Dior.

Coblentz Alligator Bag Gloves

Coblentz Alligator Bag Gloves

This genuine alligator satchel by Coblentz goes beautifully with faux leopard gloves and a pair of cool shades – a popular trend since the late 1960s.

Rosenfeld Turtle Bakelite Bag

Rosenfeld Turtle Bakelite Bag

Matching set of genuine turtle purse and shoes, from 1967. Left: Flat heels, with a stylish metal detail. Signed: Joseph Larose Exquisite Footwear. Right: Sweet, genuine turtle satchel, accented by bold Bakelite handle and turn-clasp. Leather-lined, expandable front compartment. Sealed, contrast seams. (W 7 ¾ -inch by H 8 ½ -inch by D 2 ½ -inch). Signed: Imported from Italy by Hudson's Detroit.

Martin Van Schaak Purses

Martin Van Schaak Purses

Saks Fifth Ave Crocodile Bag

Saks Fifth Ave Crocodile Bag

Elite, platform-bottom satchel in black crocodile. Striking quality! No metal parts; wonderful, supple skins; a deep flap with a belted closure; trapunto stitching; leather interior. (W 11-inch by H 13-inch by D 5 ½ -inch.) Exclusively by Lucille de Paris for SFA. Signed: Saks Fifth Avenue Made in France.

Vogue SFA Ad, March 1960

Vogue SFA Ad, March 1960

Saks Fifth Ave Python Satchel

Saks Fifth Ave Python Satchel

Elite, platform-bottom satchel in natural python. Trendy style and amazing quality! No metal parts; wonderful, smooth and supple skins; a deep flap with a belted closure; trapunto stitching; a leather interior. Exclusively by Lucille de Paris for Saks Fifth Avenue. (W 9 ½ -inch by H 7-inch by D 4-inch). Signed: Saks Fifth Avenue Made in France.

Original Alligator Evening Bag

Original Alligator Evening Bag

Glamorous alligator evening bag, with a bar-frame, heavily bejeweled with faux and semi-precious gems, in rainbow colors. Leather-lined. (W 8-inch by H 6 ½ -inch by D 2 ¼ -inch). Signed: Created by Original Handbag Co. American, ca 1962-1963.

Martin Van Schaak Purse

Martin Van Schaak Purse

Emerald satin; stunning clear Lucite bar-clasp, bejeweled by dozens of sparkling rhinestones; split handle. (W 9-inch by 7-inch).

Sacha Crocodile Brief

Sacha Crocodile Brief

Absolutely fabulous, navy crocodile briefcase with bold, 24K-gilt equestrian accents. High-end features: a single, whole belly-cut on the body; sizable, tile-like scales; exceptionally pliable skins, bombe finish; leather bottom, gussets and edge-welting and capacious interior, luggage handle. (W 12-inch by H 13-inch w/handle by D 5-inch). Signed: Sacha Provenance: Similar style was advertised in the September 1968 issue of Harper's Bazaar.

Rosenfeld Alligator Handbag

Rosenfeld Alligator Handbag

Expandable leather gussets and bottom; three-compartment leather interior. Created for Bonwit Teller in late 1960s.

Andrea Prister Lizard Clutch

Andrea Prister Lizard Clutch

Streamline, java-lizard clutch, in impressive duo-combination of brown and white. Optional shoulder strap; deep back pocket; leather-lined; 24K-gilt fixtures. (W 11 ¾ -inch by H 7 ½ -inch by w 2 ¼ -inch). Signed: Andrea Pfister Made in Italy Leather Lined. Ca 1963-1965.

Needlepoint Purse Gloves

Needlepoint Purse Gloves

Spectacular, feminine, needlepoint day-time purse – with a lavishly embossed metal frame, lined in marvelous pink leather – shown with a pair of wrist-length gloves, in pale-pink – for a special afternoon. (W 13 ¼ -inch by H 8 ¾ -inch by D 2 ¼ -inch).

Harper's Bazaar Ad, Aug 1960

Harper's Bazaar Ad, Aug 1960

Pucci Silk Leather Purse

Pucci Silk Leather Purse

Exquisite, silk purse by remarkable Pucci is accented and lined with black leather. (W 9-inch by H 5 ½ -inch by 1 ¾ -inch). Signed: Emilio Pucci. Made in Italy, ca 1969.

Martin Van Schaak Brocade

Martin Van Schaak Brocade

Shimmering, gold brocade; bracelet handles; Chanel-style, poured-glass accent. (W 7 ½ -inch by H 10-inch).

Sacha Victory Alligator Clutch

Sacha Victory Alligator Clutch

Fantastic convertible alligator clutch with unique, gilt-wire handles that transform it from a clutch into a purse. (W 12-inch by H 6 ½ -inch). Signed: Sacha Genuine Alligator France. Provenance: Sacha's custom handbags were created for Saks Fifth Avenue in Paris per design and supervision of popular artist-designer, Madame Sacha (SFA ad, November 1965).

Handbag Ad, Vogue 1962

Handbag Ad, Vogue 1962

Sacha Victory Alligator Purse

Sacha Victory Alligator Purse

Beautiful and smart! Petal-soft skins, with bold scale-pattern. Expensive, shiny bombe finish. Very roomy leather interior with multiple compartments. Signed: Sacha Genuine Alligator France. Provenance: Handcrafted in Paris per order under personal supervision of the popular at that time artist-designer, Madame Sacha (Saks Fifth Avenue ad, November 1965).

Paparini Caiman Shoulder Bag

Paparini Caiman Shoulder Bag

Turquoise caiman shoulder bag of softly-pleated skins, leather-lined with welted leather seams. A complex construction of the gussets, with multiple decorative accents. Signed: Creazioni Paparini for Antonio da Pesarra Made in Italy. Original tags: erroneously marked as Genuine crocodile.

Marshall Fields Crocodile Bag

Marshall Fields Crocodile Bag

Timeless, crocodile frame-bag, with elegant, simple details: gilt trim; beautifully structured handle; kidskin interior. (W 12 ½ -inch by H 14-inch by D 3 ½ -inch). Signed: Made in France by Marshall Fields & Company. Ca 1964.

Caprice Python Clutch

Caprice Python Clutch

Structured, genuine python clutch, with architectural accents. Leather-lined; chain-strap. (W 13-inch by H 7-inch by D 1 ½ -inch). Labeled: Original by Caprice U.S.A. American, ca 1959-1961.

Tano Snakeskin Hobo

Tano Snakeskin Hobo

Impressive, striped cobra-skin hobo, with a drawstring-type belted closure. Unique construction; very roomy: beautiful quality throughout. Suede-lined, with a large, chained interior purse, and zippered top. (W 12-inch by H 12-inch by D 2 ¾ -inch). Ca 1965-1966.

Rosenfeld Alligator Purse

Rosenfeld Alligator Purse

Luxurious alligator shoulder bag, in equestrian style. Unique features: chain-and-skin shoulder straps; protective bottom-belts; snap-closure. (W 7 ½ -inch by H 5 ½ -inch by D 3 ¾ -inch). Signed: Rosenfeld Genuine Alligator.

Saks Fifth Ave Alligator Clutch

Saks Fifth Ave Alligator Clutch

Fabulous, baby-alligator clutch, with delicate, gilt-filigree clasp. Top quality features: rounded shape; expandable gussets; kidskin interior. Impeccable symmetry of the single, whole, central belly-cut on front and back! The umbilical scar is prominently displayed above the clasp. (W 8 ½ -inch by H 4 ¾ -inch by D 4-inch). Signed: Saks Fifth Avenue Made in France.

Harper's Bazaar Ad 1965

Harper's Bazaar Ad 1965

Tano Hornback Alligator Bag

Tano Hornback Alligator Bag

Unique, two-tone satchel, made of six baby-alligator skins – hornback inlays – with structured handles. Accented by gray leather; optional strap; zippered top; suede-lined. (W 14 ½ -inch by H 9-inch by 3 ½ -inch).

Lederer de Paris Crocodile Bag

Lederer de Paris Crocodile Bag

Classic crocodile pocketbook in a famed piano-bag style introduced by Hermes. Leather-lined. (W 9 ¾ -inch by H 7-inch without handle by D 2-inch). Signed: Lederer de Paris Made in France. Ca 1964.

Grimaldi Crocodile Pocketbook

Grimaldi Crocodile Pocketbook

Elite, crocodile Porosus pocketbook. High style and panache! Perfectly symmetrical, whole, central belly-cut envelopes the front and back. Accordion gussets and bottom; stitched-and-sealed seams; 24K-gilt. Three-compartment, leather-lined interior. (W 8 ½ -inch by H 11-inch by D 3-inch). Signed: G (Grimaldi) Paris Made in France. France/Monaco, ca 1964-1967.

Vogue 1967

Vogue 1967

Martin Van Schaak Ornamet

Martin Van Schaak Ornamet

Burnt Velvet Frame Bag Gloves

Burnt Velvet Frame Bag Gloves

Dramatic, burnt velvet frame-bag, with a pair of black, elbow-length gloves – for an evening out. (W 11 ¼ -inch by 9 ½ -inch by D 3-inch).

Altman's Turtle Purse

Altman's Turtle Purse

Pretty, genuine turtle shoulder bag, with an unusual, belted bottom; very wide, expandable leather gussets; long rolled shoulder strap; gilt trim; leather-lined. (W 8 ½ -inch by H 6-inch by D 3-inch). Signed: Made in France for B. Altman & Co. New York. France, ca 1968.

Harper's Bazaar, Sept 1968

Harper's Bazaar, Sept 1968

Triomphe Crocodile Satchel

Triomphe Crocodile Satchel

Shiny, beautiful French-made crocodile satchel, with 24K-gilt trim, fully leather lined. (D 10-inch by H 7 ½ -inch by D 3 ¼ -inch). Signed: Triomphe Made in France Expressly for Bamberger's N.J.

Orchid Python Shoulder Bag

Orchid Python Shoulder Bag

Spacious, genuine baby-python; adjustable leather shoulder strap; 3-piece, leather-and-python gussets and bottom. (10 ½ -inch by H 8-inch by D 4 ½ -inch). Labeled: Ingledew's For the Greatest Names in Fashion.

SFA Crocodile Cocktail Purse

SFA Crocodile Cocktail Purse

Delightful, baby-crocodile Porosus cocktail purse, adorned by a decorative flip-frame: 24K-gilt, rows of genuine turquoise cabochons. (W 8-inch by H 5 ¾ -inch by D 1 ¼ -inch). Signed: Saks Fifth Avenue Made in France.

Vogue Ad, September 1964

Vogue Ad, September 1964

Gucci Bamboo Suede Purse

Gucci Bamboo Suede Purse

Tiny, bamboo-crowned suede evening purse, by legendary Gucci. Suede and satin interior. (W 7-inch wide by H 8-inch high with handle). Labeled: Gucci Made in Italy. Ca 1968-1969.

Martin Van Schaak Heron Bag

Martin Van Schaak Heron Bag

Colorful raw silk; fabulous ornament: a heron (W 1 ¾ -inch by H 3-inch). Amazing attention to detail! Burgundy cloisonné, 24K-gilt, dozens of gleaming pave-rhinestones. (W 8-inch by H 6 ½ -inch).

Macy's Crocodile Handbag

Macy's Crocodile Handbag

A sleek black crocodile satchel with a concealed frame. Amazing symmetry of the central belly-cut! Prominent display of the umbilical cord right in the center. Leather-lined. (W 13-inch by H 11-inch by D 3 ½ -inch). Signed: Made in France Expressly for Macy's Associates.

Vogue Ad, August 1961

Vogue Ad, August 1961

Martin Van Schaak Purses

Martin Van Schaak Purses

A very pretty, Art Deco style navy sild evening bag by Martin Van Schaak Navy, with a jeweled bar-handle. (W 9-inch by H 9 ¼ -inch).

Triomphe Crocodile Purse

Triomphe Crocodile Purse

Chic, French-made, large scaled crocodile flap pocketbook with a structured handle and leather interior. (W 9 ½ -inch by H 12-inch w/handles by D 2 ½ -inch). Signed: Triomphe Made in France Expressly for Macy's New York. Ca 1964-1968.

Susan Gail Plastic Leather Bag

Susan Gail Plastic Leather Bag

Olive-leather pocketbook: wide, dark-brown plastic handle; accordion gussets; rayon interior. (W 9-inch by H 8 ½ -inch by D 3 ½ -inch). Signed: Susan Gail Original.

Sears, Roebuck & Co Ad 1963

Sears, Roebuck & Co Ad 1963

Lederer de Paris Handbags

Lederer de Paris Handbags

Duo of flamboyant Kelly-style handbags made of lizard-grained leather. High end features: removable straps; locks and clochette with keys; contrast stitching; leather interior. The blue one is trimmed with chrome (W 11-inch by H 8 ¼ -inch by D 4 ½ -inch), and the red one – gold-plated. (W 12 ½ -inch by H 9 ½ -inch by D 4 ½ -inch). Signed (inside and strap): Lederer de Paris Made in Italy. Ca mid-late 1960s.

Caiman Structured Handle Bag

Caiman Structured Handle Bag

Sleek, structured pocketbook, made of full-size baby-caiman cuts. Two-tone, contrast finish (gloss and matte). Two large outside compartments. Hong Kong, ca mid-1960s.

Vogue Ad, August 1960

Vogue Ad, August 1960

Python 2-Way Clutch England

Python 2-Way Clutch England

Smart, genuine python convertible clutch. Folding, gold-plated bracket-handle; suede-lined. Made of two, whole cuts. (W 11 ½ -inch by H 7-inch by D 2-inch). Labeled: Genuine Snake. England, ca 1960s.

Caiman Travel Lock Satchel

Caiman Travel Lock Satchel

Caiman travel satchel, with combination locks and secret compartment. (W 10 ¼ -inch by H 10 ¼ -inch by D 4 ¼ -inch). Labeled: Carla Mancini Paris-Milano-New York.

Peacock Feather Coin Purse

Peacock Feather Coin Purse

Cute, genuine peacock feather purse, trimmed with solid brass and lined in taffeta. (W 5-inch by H 4 ½ -inch). American, ca 1963-1964.

Patent Bakelite Handle Bag

Patent Bakelite Handle Bag

Black-patent leather pocketbook; brass rivets; faille-lined. ( W 11-inch by H 11-inch by D 3-inch).

MM Alligator Print Vinyl Box

MM Alligator Print Vinyl Box

Cute, tiny, vinyl box-purse printed with alligator pattern. Accented with pave-rhinestones. Satin-lined. (W 5-inch by H 5-inch without handle, 8-inch with handle by D 3 ¾ -inch). Signed: MM (Morris Moskowitz). Ca late 1960s.

Sears, Roebuck & Co Ad 1963

Sears, Roebuck & Co Ad 1963

Faux Turtle Plastic Frame Bag

Faux Turtle Plastic Frame Bag

Adorable, faux-turtle vinyl satchel. Molded plastic frame and handle, lined in navy faille. (W 7 ¼ -inch by H 7 ¼ -inch by D 3-inch), ca 1968.

Sears, Roebuck & Co Ad 1963

Sears, Roebuck & Co Ad 1963

MM Alligator Print Evening Bag

MM Alligator Print Evening Bag

Sleek, miniature satchel in genuine leather printed with alligator pattern. Jeweled ram clasp with pave rhinestones and colored enamel. Molded gussets, welted seams; satin-lined. Signed: MM Genuine Leather. American, ca 1967-1968.

Source: © 2010 Victoria Stowe "Exotic Skin Handbags: Alligator & Crocodile." All rights reserved.

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