London, South Kensington
12 December 2000
Sophia Loren And Julie Andrews
A Gucci handbag of rigid claret leather with simulated bamboo clasp and handle, the interior fitted with pockets and matching wallet, in original box printed in gilt Gucci, London, accompanied by a calling card printed SOPHIA LOREN, the surname crossed out in blue ink and additionally inscribed From and with love; a Gucci handbag of black lambskin with two short straps attached on the front by two decorative gilt metal hinges, the interior lined in scarlet lambskin bound in black, fitted with pockets with matching scarlet purse, in original box printed in gilt Gucci, London; accompanied by a sheet of headed notepaper signed and inscribed in black felt pen Dear Renée, I thank you very much and I hope to have you again with me in your other picture, love Sophia, dated 1965; and a Gucci handbag of navy blue lambskin with red piped trim, detachable shoulder strap and two gilt metal studs engraved with Gucci emblems, with corresponding soft cloth protective drawstring bag printed Gucci Accessory Collection; accompanied by two notes, one a small card signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint pen love Julie [Andrews] and the other a piece of white card signed and inscribed in black felt pen For dear Renée - With much love and so many thanks for your patience and kindness, from Julie (6)
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