Vintage black lizard skin handbag by Mappin & Webb

A 1970's luxury black vintage handbag, made for Mappin & Webb.  The handles and sides of the bag (where the leather needs to be strongest and can often split) are lizard effect leather and the body of the bag is genuine luxury lizard skin.

This is a small neat, classic handbag. The fittings are gold tone, with a secure push clasp engraved with the Mappin & Webb logo.  Fully lined in pale beige pigskin, inside the bag has two open pockets and a larger zipped pocket.

The condition is very good, with just light wear to the fittings and lining.

Measures: width 25cm; height 16cm; depth 7cm. Handle drop is 15cm to top of bag.

Brand History: Mappin & Webb sold these luxury lizard skin handbags for several decades from its Old Bond Street store, bringing out new designs every season.

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