Carried extensively, this Mulberry is a testiment to the hardwearing nature of Congo. Still stiff and glossy with a fabulously spaced print and that wonderful, heady leather aroma.
Lightening to the base corners, (not wear) the top flap has softened with use and there are a few surface scuffs and scratches throughout, (all shown in the Photo Gallery below).
Some darker colour variation to the LH front handle base and the reverse handle bases show inking (edge sealant) loss which have most likely been re-glued at some point).
The shoulder straps are nicely firm and well shaped with inking just a little dry to the sides and the rear inserts have impressed to the surface of the flap, (see Photo gallery below)
The lockplates are very good with only a few surface scratches and light friction rubs, some minor scratching to the sides of the turnlock and the apexs of the base feet. Padlock with two keys are excellent.
The interior is clean but ruffled, as happens with this finish with a zipped pocket and two slip sections.
As with many Mulberrys made during this era, there is no Serial Number on the reverse of the interior disc.
Overall, a superb example of proper old-style Mulberry at its finest and a bag that looks so much better in the flesh than a listing of its faults makes it sound!
Made in England
36cm (14.1") wide,
26cm (10.2") high
16cm (6.2) deep.
Shoulder straps are fixed with mid point drop of 16cm