Lightly carried, the leather is fabulous. A deep, consistent black congo with a well spaced and deeply embossed print, its wonderfully glossy with just one very light surface scratch* to the LH lower front curve, (see photo above)
Still stiff and nicely shaped, though semi-structured its not hard sided and the leather will relax with time and use....its a hide that just gets better and better with age.
Inking, (edge sealant) is all intact throughout and the shoulder strap is wonderfully firm, without any wear.
Hardware is excellent and the original hanging fob hangs to the side.
Fully lined in pristine black & cerise woven Mulberry tree fabric with an internal zip pocket, its a vintage delight that will continue to serve for years and years to come.
A photo of the bag on the mannequin (a UK size 8) is provided though please remember this can have the effect of making bags look larger than they are on a standard person.