This is an absolutely superb Monitor lizard skin handbag, top handle bag, in excellent, virually pristine condition in a very rich and gorgeous golden tan colour. It's in a really elegant and undersated square boxy style and exudes class and quality. The lizard skin is in pristine condition with no wear to the outside apart from very minor scuffing to corners (please see photos) and no drying out, splitting or cracking of the lizard skins, even to the base and no scratchess or dings. The rare side opening gilt clasp works perfectly with very minimal age or use related loss of gilt. The bag opens by pressing in the little gilt lever at the side. The handle is semi rigid, firm and strong with no splits or cracks, it looks brand new and unworn. The inside is in immaculate condition, there are no marks or stains, it looks unused. There is a zipped pocket and a series of lizard edged slip pockets including for lipstick and a pen. No label or clues as to the brand but we think it's likely to have been made in France.
An absolutely fabulous 50s handbag, of top quality, in rare Monitor lizard skin in an even rarer colour and in virtually pristine condition, at a glance it looks a 'new' handbag and this quality today in this style would be hard to find and at a premium price. It's in an elegant boxy shape which looks quite contemporary and would accessorise most outfits, for day or evening, definitely smart but also smart casual. We love it! A real heirloom handbag to keep. Perfect gift for her.
It is 8.75" x 8.25"