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Art Deco "Normandie" Leather Bag

Auction:
2870B
Lot:
113
Sold for:
$1,230$1,000

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Auction:
20th Century Design - 2870B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 05, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Art Deco "Normandie" Leather Bag
Leather, metal
France, c. 1935
Black leather in the shape of an ocean liner, the Normandie, the metal clasp made to resemble the ship's funnels, marked Depose L.R on clasp, the corner decorated with ship's anchor, lining wear, ht. 6 1/2, lg. 13 in.

Note: First-class passengers received this bag design as a gift on the Normandie's maiden voyage. The Normandie sailed from Le Havre via Southampton to New York, and was considered a luxury liner with all the most fashionable people sailing on it.
Estimate $1,000-1,500


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Southampton, France, Funnel, Le Havre, Normandie, Ocean liners

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