This is a super Mappin & Webb handbag in rare deep red lizard skin from the 50s/60s. It is in excellent condition, almost pristine and shows little sign of use or age related wear. The skins to the outside are in excellent condition, still supple and glossy and in a gorgeous rich red colour, lighter than burgundy but not quite pillar box red. The gilt clasp is dainty with minial tarnish or loss of gilt. The handle is firm and strong with no wear or cracking. The inside of the handbag is lined in suede in a pale grey. The suede is clean with no major marks or stains but it does have a few marks to the base of the lining that shows it has been used. The Mappin & Webb label is fixed to the lining above the zipped pocket.
This is a gorgeous, classy looking vintage handbag, from a top end brand Mappin & Webb in a rare colour lizard skin. It would accessorise any outfit from dressy to smart casual and adds a pop of colour to most outfits, especially to a dark suit or dress. A classic handbag which will last another 50 years of weddings, christenings and graduations.
Perfect gift for her.
It is 10" x 7" x 2.75"