This is a striking large leather handbag, case from the 70s, in snakeskin and black leather in a 'starburst' design, which, unusually has snakeskin on both sides of the handbag which is in quite a square shape, a 70s/80s briefcase style and quite slim and elegant. It is rare and eye catching, in glorious shades of browns, yellow, burnt orange and black with black rigid leather covered handles echoing the shape of the bag and with very attractive gilt accents and clasp. There are gilt clips inside to attach a shoulder chain if required. The sides and covering to the rigid metal handles are black leather, which is in excellent little used condition. The snakeskin to the front and back is in very good condition but does has some lifting of the scales, probably from use but not too noticeable because of the design, it is still glossy and attractive, especially on both sides of the bag. The handles are firmly attached and strong and the gilt trim is still bright and shiny although it does on inspection have abrasions from use and some tarnish from age, please see photos. The understated and elegant leather covered cylindrical clasp is lovely. The handbag is lined in a stone beige suede, with a zipped pocket and slip pocket and is in excellent condition, clean with one small pen mark and a slight dark mark to the bottom, please see the photos. We believe it is possibly made by Ackery (we have had identical ones made by Ackery) a sought after vintage brand, but there is no label to the lining to confirm this.
This is a real statement piece and very eye-catching. A slim handbag, case or work bag which is a rare find, especially in such good condition. It would work for smart occasions where an upmarket and stylish large handbag is called for and it could be used for work as an individual and quirky twist with a formal suit or frock, would easily accomodate an iPad. It's not super capacious but punches well above it's weight in the style stakes! Priced to reflect the fact it's not in pristine condition.
It is 14" x 11 x 3.5"