RARE and very cool early 1930s alligator clutch. This clutch features a thick lacquered plastic handle with a wavy line design element throughout. The frame opens with a clasp at the top revealing a suede interior with two pockets. This purse comes with a business card for Bell Jewelry Co. St. Petersburg, FLA who specialized not only in jewelry but also alligator goods. We believe this purse was bought in that shop! The exterior of the purse is genuine alligator with two hands front and center on the clutch. On the back side there is a belt/hand strap attached. This purse has a NRA Blue Eagle tag which means this purse was made between 1933 and 1935.
Label: Guaranteed Real Alligator // NRA Label
There is some slight dryness to skin and some of the scales on the front center are popping up slightly. There is some wear to edges and corners. The plastic frame is darker under the clasp where is hasn't been exposed to light. The alligator label on the interior has some tears. Priced accordingly.