Dark brown, crocodile leather with gold hardware, kelly style purse designed by Morris Moskowitz Dimensions are: Height: 30 cm / 11.81 inch Lenght: 22 cm / 8.66 inch Depth : 11 cm/ 4.33 inch
Original owner was my grandmother, Marjorie Ammerman McKee. Purchased at a boutique or department store in Nashville, TN circa 1960 for approximatel $2,000
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It is a beautiful handbag. Such vintage designer handbags are being offered at auction on a regular basis.
Morris Moskowitz is a well known and renowned brand for designer accessories of high quality. The handbag has a classic and still modern design, it is a very nice handbag with a lovely deep warm colour in the crocodile leather. Despite the fact that your grandmother has taken good care of the handbag it shows signs of wear and use which is expectable however potential buyers and dealers tend to favour items that are hardly ever used. And therefore the signs of use and wear will lower a second hand price. The Kelly style is very popular today and I am convinced that the handbag will get the attention of both collectors and dealers if it came up for auction.
The estimate provided is for a well-advertised specialised online vintage designer accessories auction, where I believe the handbag has the best chance of realising its fullest potential. However, there is no measurement for the sentimental value you might attach to your grandmothers lovely crocodile handbag. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and vary.
Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I’m happy to help.