Vintage Walter Katten purse. Leopard print on real fur, likely pony hide on frame bag with handle, black leather trim, gold toned clasp closure. Rockabilly 50s rare handbag.
Walter Katten accessories was a high end bag designer and manufacturer, based in Manhattan. This bag is consistent with their mid 1950s lines, using exotic look furs and feathers. This is a rare specimen, as few in the style and of this condition, remain.
Approximate Size of body of purse:
7 ½” tall x 7” long x 2” wide approximately (it is flat, but there is about 2 or so width to fill.
6 ¾” inner depth
6” handle height
“Walter Katten” sewn in label
Very good, vintage, used condition, with some wear. There is some fur loss to the edge of the top right along the purse frame on one side (see photos above, please). There is wear to the edges of the black leather handle and the leather is a bit dry and crackly throughout the handle. Less wear to the leather frame. The brass clap has a few scratches and nicks. The sating interior is in excellent shape (no tears) but does have one large, likely makeup, stain. The flaws have been considered in the pricing of this piece.
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