1404: Hermes, Paris, Box Calf and Linen "Kelly" Handbag
Hermes, Paris, Box Calf and Linen "Kelly" Handbag, 1980's, stamped in gilt under the fold-over flap above the closure mechanism: "HERMES/PARIS", hardware on one overlapping front strap stamped: "HERMES/PARIS", both leather tab ends with impressed: "S", resting on four brass cone feet, the leather-lined interior with a large slip pocket on one side, two side-gusseted slip pockets on the opposing side, the strap lacking, h. 10", w. 14". Provenance: Purchased by the consignor at the Whittier Drive, Los Angeles, California, home of Ella Fitzgerald. The handbag contains and includes a gold note card engraved in script: "Ella/Thanks for your thoughtfulness and good wishes", a guest card for the Jockey Club in Miami, Florida for October 10-November1, 1983, a business card of William Warfield, president of The National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc. and a gift card printed: "Mrs. Hart" inscribed in ink: "For Ella Fitzgerald/Kitty Carlisle Hart/32 East 64th St./New York City/N.Y. 10021"