1960s Tweed and Leather Doctor's Hand Bag

 

 

 

 

 

The beauty of this bag is not easy to capture. The description that comes to mind is something like 'country sophisticate' or 'suburban chic'.  Its boxy shaped body is wrapped in a pale tweedy fabric and accented by butterscotch colored calfskin, which lends its casually cultured appearance.  The bag opens at the top, satchel-style, with a flap going over the top that closes with a knob.   Twin hard molded handles attach to the body via hinged hardware on long thin metal plates.  Large, single compartment inside, with two slip pockets, one of which also has a zippered pocket.  Made by Tano of Madrid, it's a beauty, despite some light age discoloration to the tweed, a couple of nicks in the leather handles, and the fact that the hardware has lost its brass toned electroplate in places and is now chrome-toned. Collectively, all of which sound far worse than it actually appears, otherwise its in excellent condition and a very striking bag indeed. Measures 11" wide by 8.5" tall and 5.25" deep with 4" high double handles. sold