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Queen Elizabeth Bespoke Leather Coronation Handbag

Lot 0003 Details

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Historical and unique bespoke handmade leather handbag and matching clutch purse Artist Proof, produced in 1953 for Queen Elizabeth II to commemorate her coronation. Designed as companion piece to the presentation bag created by Louise MacMichael (Canadian, 1918-2003), chief designer and owner of Lady Mac of Canada, Ltd. (20th Century, Toronto, Canada). Exquisite raised russet and caramel tone floral design to exterior, with green felt interior consisting of additional pocket, and housing clutch purse. Purse has matching raised floral design in light tan with green leather accents that match the interior. Custom clasp lock on bag with British Imperial Crown design and legend "ER II [for Elizabeth Regina II] CORONATION 1953." Provenance: Includes series of 1953/1954 letters and original envelopes received by Mrs. MacMichael from the office of the Mayor of Toronto (Ontario), the office of the Mayor of Granby (Quebec), and the office of the British High Commissioner for Canada acknowledging production and receipt of the original bag by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth (born 1926). Also includes four period photographs of Mrs. MacMichael displaying an early design of the bag. Good overall condition, like new. Measures approximately 7 1/4 in. x 12 in. x 2 1/2 in. (handbag), 5 1/2 in. x 9 in. x 2 1/4 in. (clutch). Hill Auction Gallery in house continental USA shipping $65 plus insurance. Gallery will refer a local shipper for international buyers. Purchaser pick up available upon request.
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Queen Elizabeth Bespoke Leather Coronation Handbag

Estimate
$500
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$1,500
Feb 24
Starting Price
$250
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0003: Queen Elizabeth Bespoke Leather Coronation Handbag

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$325
3 Bids
Est.
$500
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$1,500
Starting Price
$250
Joy Moos & Property of a Gentleman
Wed, Feb 24, 2021 12:00 PM
Buyer's Premium 28%

Lot 0003 Details

Description
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Historical and unique bespoke handmade leather handbag and matching clutch purse Artist Proof, produced in 1953 for Queen Elizabeth II to commemorate her coronation. Designed as companion piece to the presentation bag created by Louise MacMichael (Canadian, 1918-2003), chief designer and owner of Lady Mac of Canada, Ltd. (20th Century, Toronto, Canada). Exquisite raised russet and caramel tone floral design to exterior, with green felt interior consisting of additional pocket, and housing clutch purse. Purse has matching raised floral design in light tan with green leather accents that match the interior. Custom clasp lock on bag with British Imperial Crown design and legend "ER II [for Elizabeth Regina II] CORONATION 1953." Provenance: Includes series of 1953/1954 letters and original envelopes received by Mrs. MacMichael from the office of the Mayor of Toronto (Ontario), the office of the Mayor of Granby (Quebec), and the office of the British High Commissioner for Canada acknowledging production and receipt of the original bag by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth (born 1926). Also includes four period photographs of Mrs. MacMichael displaying an early design of the bag. Good overall condition, like new. Measures approximately 7 1/4 in. x 12 in. x 2 1/2 in. (handbag), 5 1/2 in. x 9 in. x 2 1/4 in. (clutch). Hill Auction Gallery in house continental USA shipping $65 plus insurance. Gallery will refer a local shipper for international buyers. Purchaser pick up available upon request.

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