Exquisite green lizard purse featuring a gold owl brooch was designed by the iconic purse maker Martin Van Schaak. This designer bag is a deep Forest Green color made of the finest quality Lizard Skins. The Interior is in matching Dark Green leather. It has double handles (6.5" drop) with a snap closure with 2 open compartments and a zip close compartment. The handsome owls have crystal jeweled eyes and are adorning the front. The shape is similar to the iconic Kelly bag.
Martin Van Schaak, was a Couture purse designer for the rich and famous from the early 1940s. His customers represented creme de la creme of New York, Los Angeles, Texas and Washington DC society, including Jacqueline Kennedy, Nancy Reagan, and Marlene Deitrich. His wonderful creations have never been available for sale in retail stores, made exclusively per order with the personality of a client in mind. The "Martin Van Schaak New York" is stamped inside, but is a little difficult to read. I guarantee this is an authentic Van Schaak purse from a Texas Estate. It is instantly recognizable by its design, quality and style.
The purse is very clean inside and out and in remarkable condition. I can see minor wear on the bottom under close inspection and 3 stitches are loose on one side. It is barely noticeable, but I took a close up picture.
- Circa 1950-60's
- Size: 9.5 x 7.25 inches
- Highly collectible
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