When I fist saw this bag, I thought "What a nice bag." Not fussy, not qlitzey, not frilly. Just smart, just sophisticated, just awesome!!!! And oh so vintage!! Circa 1940's, the bag was made in Great Britain. There is an identification mark on the gold tone frame : a "B,L,F P and British" within a diamond shape. It has a very British flair to it. It is a very large Kelly bag. It is a milk chocolate brown. It is made of soft and buttery leather, possibly calves, that is a pleasure to touch even after all these years. It has a soft sheen to it. The art deco style is the result of the pattern that is stitched on both sides of the bag. The stitching pattern uses long "curved" lines that start at the top of the bag and end at the bottom. THey are about a half inch apart and there is a larger space in the middle where the lines end (see pictures). The result is a subtle art deco pattern. There is a large tab at the top of the bag. It is just decorative. The bag opens and closes with a large cylinder shaped knob that is covered with the brown leather. It is capped by bold gold tone metal at its ends. THe metal does show some wear. This unique closure adds much interest to the bag. There is a double carry strap of the same leather with a drop of 3 1/2" to the knob closure and 5" to the gold metal frame. The inside is lined with a textured butterscotch colored material that appears to be a "faux" suede. Whatever it is, it is a quality material. There are two open pockets and the original mirror is included. The inside is very clean with two small pen marks. The measurements of the bag are 12" x 9 1/2" x 2 3/4"d. It is large. The handbag is in wonderful shape, especially considering its age. It is a quality handbag and was probably sold in a high end store. It reeks of good taste and is so retro. THis is what vintage is all about. To enjoy....... COndition: Excellent -Vintage COndition
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