I bought this as a Crocodile skin handbag Cir 1950 made in London by Riviera. All I know at the present time is " Riviera was founded by 'Solly' Reichenberg, who came to London as a refugee during WWII. He had once owned a Company in France hence the name of his new Company in England. Apparently his Company was in the top three of British Handbag manufacturing." Then I have been thiking it could be an Alligator can anyone confirm either way which it is Thank you Pauline.