SOLD Vintage exquisite 50s very large black leather handbag with bow shaped gilt clasp by Waldybag made in England
This is a fabulous handbag which is in practically pristine condition. It is one of the flagship handbags made by H.Wald and Co, beautifully crafted from the finest quality materials and worn by royalty. This one is a classic black leather handbag in Kelly bags style but larger than most. The leather is smooth with the delicate sheen of polished calf leather, with only the barest of scratches or scuffs visible on very close scrutiny and has clearly been rarely if ever used. The twin handles, with an attractive decorative feature where they attach to the handbag are firm and strong with no creases and look new. The front of the handbag is simply decorated with an understated line of stitching down each side of the handbag. The base is protected by six gilt studs, an indication of the size of this handbag. There is a simple and dainty bow shaped gilt clasp which is still shiny with no scratches or tarnish. The frame is leather covered. The inside of the handbag doesn't disappoint either, it is lined in a fine pale taupe suede with the usual Waldybag tri-pocket arrangement and the lozenge shaped leather panel upon which is embossed the Waldybag name in gilt. The original mirror in it's waxed paper sleeve is still in the handbag. There is a long zipped pocket along the opposite side to the slip pockets. The handbag is unusual in that it opens fully like a Gladstone bag and will remain in the open position until closed.
This is a serious handbag. It is a handbag to be noticed. Perfect for making a statement and carrying lots of important 'stuff'. It could be used for any smart occasion but probably too large to double up as an evening bag. It looks like the high end handbag it is and oozes quality and class. So, a classy looking handbag from a high end collectable brand (examples of Waldybags in the V&A museum), in fantastic condition, in a classic and timeless style and in a rare size, what's not to love...Perfect gift.
It is 13"x 8" x 4.5"
Sorry this is now sold