A striking black patent leather classic Kelly bag, in a very large size and with a fabulous pale green leather lining and matching green leather coin purse. It has a most unusual gilt clasp (in itself unusual and gorgeous) which opens the bag by pressing down on the gilt button on the top of the clasp. It has twin leather handles largely uncreased and decorated with gilt bows to the front and back. Alas this is a Cinderella bag because whilst the fabulous lining is in pristine condition the exterior is not. There are abrasions and some loss of patent to the front and smaller less noticeable abrasions and scuffs to the back of the handbag. Patent is very difficult to photograph, so do look closely at the photos. The wear is caused by bad storage rather than use as it looks as though other items have been placed on the bag over time and perhaps knocked around in storage. The inside is immaculate, in a pale green high quality buttersoft leather with black patent edging to the slip pocket. This would have been a very expensive handbag 'back in the day' as it is beautifuly made and with the large size is really stunning. No brand label and no clue as to its origin. The green lining is the colour as seen in the main and penultimate photos.
A gorgeous handbag, of superb quality, in a classic Kelly bag design but alas not gift or heirloom condition because of the imperfections to the front but perfect to get 'the look' for vintage events. At a glance the handbag looks fabulous and a quality handbag so it could still be used for smart events if you wish to flaunt your green and vintage credentials. In perfect condition this would be at least three times the price so get the look for less and take this Cinderella to the ball!
It is 12.5" x 10" x 2.5"