Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Live Auction

Modern + Contemporary Art & Design, Spring 2021

Sat, May 15, 2021 12:00PM EDT
Lot 113

5 Luxury Handbags: Levinson, Smythson, Calfun, Etc.

Estimate: $150 - $300

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$200,000 $25,000
Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: see Additional Information/Description
Marking(s); notes: four with maker's imprints
Country of origin; materials: various; leather, metal
Dimensions (H, W, D): various; 10"h, 7"w, 3"d (largest side) (Note: Dimensions of bags are general and describe the body only unless noted. Additional specific measurements are available by request to
Additional Information: Lot is comprised of five handbags: a Jeffrey Levinson "Elina" clutch in black stone/chrome (dust bag and stowable shoulder strap included), a Smythson zipper pouch in tan and cream/silver-tone hardware (dust bag included), a Charles Calfun clutch in red with gold-tone hardware (dust bag and detachable shoulder strap included), a Furla clutch in brown reptile with gold-tone hardware and a shell-look clutch of unknown make with gold-tone hardware. This lot is from the Palm Beach, Florida collection of a former buyer for an exclusive luxury retailer. A longtime resident of New York and Palm Beach, she was an astute collector of high-end leather goods who traveled and shopped extensively.

Spring 2021 Auction Series
Saturday, May 15th: Selections from the Palm Beach Estate of Paige Rense Noland (Session I)
Saturday, May 15th: Modern + Contemporary Art & Design (Session II)
Thursday, May 20th: Editions & Photography (Session III)

Live previews begin May 3rd, Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm ET. Please direct any questions and/or consignment inquiries to


overall good, all with scuffs and scratches, some with interior wear/small stains, shell-look clutch is missing shoulder strap and connectors, wear consistent with age and moderate use