Size: 7” tall (without handles) by 11” wide at base (9.5” wide at frame) by 3.5” deep. 16” long straps or top handles.
Label: Morabito 1 Place Vendôme Paris (somewhat illegible, except for “Morabito”)
A bit of history about the maker of this gorgeous 1960s red reptile handbag:
Originally begun as a jewelry atelier and boutique in 1905 (in Nice, France), by Jean-Baptiste Morabito, the jeweler later began creating evening bags for his well-heeled, South-of-France clientele. In 1921, the company relocated to Paris, with a boutique on the rue Saint Honoré featuring fine leather goods, including travel cases, luggage, and other leather accessories.In 1951, Morabito opened a boutique at 1 Place Vendome, the location stamped on the lining of this lovely, lizard skin handbag in deep burgundy red. The circa 1960s handbag is topped with two narrow handles or short straps. It has a lizard-covered frame and gold metal hardware, including the hinged clasp. The bag stands up on four metal feet attached to its base. Both the outside of the bag and its beautiful leather lining (with many interior pockets!) are still soft and supple. This high-quality, vintage Morabito handbag is in very good to excellent condition, with a few light scuffs to the surface from minimal use (see photos). They are unlikely to be noticed when this elegant 60s purse is carried.