Absolutely stunning much sought after vintage clutch bag from an era when sophistication and glamor was everything.
Leather snakeskin pattern .Oxblood in colour (dark and light shade)and a paneled feature design to the front. The back of the bag is plain oxblood coloured leather.
The heavy gold coloured metal frame is beautifully turned..
The label on the inside of the bag top maker "Ackery London" made in England.
Lined in dark natural suede material.
There is one full length centre zipped pocket, also 2 open pockets,one on either side of the bag ,both trimmed along the edges with the oxblood leather. Bags of space for everything you want to carry!
This is a largish clutch as was the fashion then, we estimate this to be from the 50's.
The fabulous clasp gives a satisfying "clunk" when closed.The feature tortoiseshell roundels along the top of the bag, which have the shoulder chain fittings on are a gorgeous feature, and give this bag the "wow"factor.
This little beauty is in vintage used condition .The front snakeskin pattern is in near perfect condition.The back has an imperfection on the right hand side, and a few tiny dents which can be seen on close inspection. See image below It has been well cared for, used and loved!We feel these imperfections add to the character of this fabulous very chic glamorous bag.
You don't often see craftsmanship and glamor like this today .This bag is not lightweight, it is a lovely weighty bag.It will last a lifetime,unlike modern day fashion handbags.
Length is 12 inches long x 7 inches deep x 1.3/4 inches width. The gold coloured heavy chain which sits on the shoulder at 17 inches is concealed when used as a clutch.See image below