A nicely supple and slouchy Alexa in a glorious, inky blue tone, the leather is in a very good condition throughout.
A small, light, vertical scratch to the from LH side, just below the plait handle, (see close up photo above).
No peeled or lifted away scales, though as an intricately hand-carved leather, it immediately shows dimension with use and due to its inherent nature, the scales begin to curl very slightly at the edges with the natural movement of the bag. This is a characteristic of the hide and not a fault.
The base corners display some minor loss of colour, not wear, which appears as a slightly bluer, lighter tone.
The plait top handle is firm without any wear to the inking (edge sealant), and the long, detachable strap is excellent also.
The postmans lock plate displays light surface scratches, lots of friction rubbing to the underside of the plate and there is scratching to the metal clad strap tip ends. No finish loss, oxidisation or tarnish.
An area of inking loss to each side of the top flap, (where the hide has flexed and the inking peeled), though this is extremely difficult to see without very close inspection.
The top flap is lined in soft, black suede with a small surface mark to the middle, (see photo showing serial number) and the interior is lined in clean, dark blue Mulberry Tree repeat fabric with a leather trimmed slip section and zipped pocket.
Made in Turkey
33cm (13") wide
23cm (9") high
17cm (6.7") deep maximum
Plait detail top handle has a drop of approx 4cm
The cross the body strap is adjustable with a drop of 51cm - 58cm (110cm - 124cm) end to end
Weight is 911g
Includes - NPNP, Store Tag, Care Cards x 2 and Mulberry soft cloth dustbag.