This is a very large clutch bag in mirror finish crocodile skin from vintage Italian brand Ellebi. The Ellebi brand can be found on high end handbags, in mostly clutch/chain style, in exotic skins, mostly snakeskin, so to find a crocodile one is quite rare. It is in very good condition, it has been used and was owned by a titled lady who lived in Surrey, England so we presume it's attended some very smart events. It may be many years old but the quality means that it is probably good for another 40 years.
The skins are in excellent shiny condition to the front of the handbag with the LB logo in gilt still in situ. There is some wear and scuffing to the corners of the clutch but nothing too noticeable. There is a small area to the bottom of the back of the handbag, roughly where a hand would be if the clutch is carried as a clutch in the left hand, where there is a loss of shine to some scales. The bar across the front is actually the clasp which lifts up to open the bag. This has suffered loss of gilt over the years but there is no tarnish or abrasions. The chain can be folded out to be used as a shoulder bag. The chain is the original and remains in excellent condition, minimal loss of gilt, a good weight and still shiny. The inside of the bag is lined in soft black leather. The quality of the handbag is illustrated by the fold out double sided gilt mirror. It is gorgeous, a very luxurious touch. There was another fitment but only the metal fixing remains. The leather has some marks and dints from use but is clean and ready to use. There is one zipped pocket, the rest is open space. As it is very large it is a great size for all essentials.
This is a gorgeous clutch bag, very large and very striking, with the added advantage of the gilt chain which easily turns the bag into a clutch. It is in very good condition and at a glance looks pristine but the imperfections listed above mean it is not quite excellent or pristine but this is reflected in the price. A high end branded crocodile handbag of this quality, in pristine condition would be considerably more expensive. It would make a great gift for her.
It is 14.5" x 6.5" x 2"