Late 1940's/50’s, small black stylish leather framed vintage handbag by quality maker Bagcraft of London (later holders of a Royal Warrant “By Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen, Manufacturers of Handbags”).
The frame of the bag is inlaid with black leather and is partially leather covered, the clasp is an attractive barrel shape and the fittings are gold tone, with slight tarnishing. The snap closure is tight.
The general condition is very good. The base is clean and unmarked, there is minimal rubbing to the corners. There are some minor surface scratches and indentations, particularly on the back and there are small areas of wear on the inside of each side of the handle, where it has rubbed against the corner of the frame. There is some wrinkling and wear to the left hand side of the handle (see photographs).
The handbag is lined in leather and a heavy silk. The lining is clean and unmarked. On one side there is an open pocket, with a further small lipstick pocket, on the other a zipped pocket with a slip pocket behind it. The original mirror is present.
Measures: width 25cm; height 15.5cm; depth 7.5cm. Handle drop is 16 cm to top of bag.