Alligator leather, only a handful of these were made. Excellent condition
Gift from a friend.
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It is a beautiful Tom Ford handbag. Such designer accessories are being offered at auction on a regular basis.
The Tom Ford handbag is made of alligator which is as you state yourself rare and there are only few examples of each design made. I would say that it was made in the early 2010s.
The handbag appears to be in very good condition and still has the original dustbag. If the original receipt is also with the handbag it would only make it more interesting for potential buyers. This handbag made of very exclusive materials with a lovely design and in very good condition would most certainly attract the attention of both collectors and dealers if it came up for auction. It is a very pricy item that is hard to estimate as an auction price could easily surprise in a positive direction if the right buyer is in the room.
The estimate provided is for a well-advertised specialised online designer accessories auction, where I believe the Tom Ford handbag has the best chance of realising its fullest potential. However, there is no measurement for the sentimental value you might attach to the beautiful alligator bag. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and vary.
Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I’m happy to help.