London, South Kensington
17 July 2007
'Fourtoutou', a rare Hermès dog hand bag
of dark brown mohair, black, brown and white elyptical glass eyes, remains of red stitched nose and mouth, the long ears sewn to the head and curled up at the ends to represent the latest bobbed hairstyle, Eclair zipper along back and labels in side in cream and gold 'HERMÉS 24 faubourg St.Honoré. Paris' and a cream and light brown 'Bt SGDG - FOURTOUTOU - Déposé', 1940s --12in. (30.5cm.) long (some repairs and damage, slight wear)
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Fourtoutou is the name of a poodle belonging to the famous French performer La Houppa. 'Toutou' is a common French name for a little dog and 'Fourretout' is a catchall bag.
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