21 November 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 250
Estimate GBP 300 - GBP 500
A POODLE BAG, 1950S
a rare black beaded handbag modeled as a poodle,--12in. (30.5cm) nose to tail, unlabelled
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As French fashion reached an apogee in the 1950s, the French poodle was seen as a symbol of Parisian sophistication, and these bags became very popular, especially in America.
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