Vintage baby boxcalf from Grison Annonay France

As I was going through my stock of skins, I found to my surprise several baby boxcalf skins from Grison/Annonay which I have forgotten about. These are very very small skins with very fine grain and a wonderful hand. From the stamp at the back, these are probably from the late 50’s to 60’s.

This quality of skins are no longer available especially from such small animals.  The grain is very fine and tight, the skin is thin yet very strong, and these skins will show the lines of the last perfectly and will make into some beautifully elegant shoes.