Rattan handbag set with a black rhodium & Galuchat sterling silver turtle center piece.
The handbag is skillfully lined inside with black silk.
The eyes of the turtle are set with rubies.
Galuchat was the name of a royal suitcase maker in Medieval Europe and stingray has ever since been call Galuchat or shagreen. It is renowned for its toughness and was used by the Japanese as armor.
Dimension: 16x6.5x13.5 cms.
Rubies: 0.15 cts.