SOLD Vintage unused zebra skin and leather handbag in Kelly bag style
Despite being many decades old this gorgeous zebra skin and leather handbag has never been used. It was imported from Africa with other exotic skin items but never sold. We have been lucky enough to acquire a small collection of these handbags in different skins which will be listed in due course. As the handbag is new it is therefore in fantastic condition and the only minor wear of any kind is from bad storage and age rather than use. The skin panel to the front is in excellent condition and quite striking. The leather to the back has a few pressure points and dings from being stored in a box with other handbags but these are not terribly noticeable and should lessen with warmth and use. The rest of the leather, the semi rigid handle, side gussets etc are all in as new condition. The base is protected by gilt studs. There is minimal age related tarnish to the gilt frame and the clasp is quite lovely. The handbag is lined in a black velvet feel cotton (much blacker than it appears in the photos below), which is in new condition. There is one zipped and one slip pocket. There is no brand name and we think this would have been a mid range handbag 'back in the day'.
A stunning handbag and amazing to find in 'new' condition despite being vintage. This would be a fantastic item to add to any vintage or contemporary wardrobe, would look stunning against black or red and could be worn anywhere, to any event. These 'skin' handbags are becoming very rare and this one is in a particularly dainty and attractive style. Perfect gift.
It is 10.5" x 7" x 3"
Sorry this is now sold