An exceptionally rare late 1940s beaded evening clutch from Saks Fifth Avenue in the shape of an arctic seal! This adorable piece is unlike anything you've ever seen, and the craftsmanship and detail are so special. The curved body of the seal is covered in white seed beads, with beaded flippers at the front. The face of the seal features big blue beaded eyes and looped clear seed beads at its mouth to emulate whiskers. A zipper closure along the top of the back permits access to a fully lined internal compartment. The weight and quality of this unique little bag is immediately impressive; once you pick it up, you won't want to put it down!
While there is documentation of beaded poodle bags from the company Walborg produced during the late 40s and early 50s, there is no evidence that another beaded seal bag exists; the poodles are already rare, but a seal is unheard of. The tag reads “Saks Fifth Avenue Belgium.”
Whether you are a bag collector, a seal enthusiast, or a collector of art objects this bag will become your new favorite possession!
Excellent Vintage Condition, appears to have never been used. All beads are securely intact, the interior lining is pristine, and the zipper operates smoothly.
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