SACHA Crocodile Bag Bakelite France Rare CB-036
This rare, one-off crocodile satchel was handcrafted per order by a Parisian artist/designer, Madam Sacha. Her artful creations were quite popular for their uniqueness custom-made exclusively for Saks Fifth Avenue. This special piece was handcrafted in France in the early 1960s with one of the most expensive classic leathers - baby crocodile Porosus. It features superb skins with tight scale pattern and an umbilical scar right under the frame. Yet, it's marked as "alligator" in accordance with then approved requirements. For authenticity verification, see the scale ISOs. The quality of the skins is to-die-for: supple and shiny, treated with expensive Bombe finish. The pattern symmetry is amazing! Kidskin interior, a large kiss-clasp made from Black Bakelite encrusted with gold-tone floral studs. The same ornaments are applied to the base of the double handles. Absolutely fabulous! Rare and unique mid-century designer couture of museum quality - you won't find another one like this soon, or ever. Don't miss out!
Label: SACHA Made in France Genuine Alligator
Size: apprx.10.5"L x 8"H (with the clasp) x 3"D; 8" drop double straps.
Condition: Nice vintage condition with only minor signs of time on the metal and storage on the handles that are slightly curling. The skins are wonderful, clean interior. The color in person could look slightly different due to flash.