Gorgeous vintage Ashneil purse that is made of Whip Snake Skin with a large Tiger's Eye semiprecious stone cabochon closure. This stunning Ashneil purse has a gold tone chain that can be used as a shoulder bag or place the gold tone chain inside the purse and it becomes a beautiful clutch. On the top of the bag there are gold tone strips that are on both sides and it makes for a terrific highlight.
It measures about 10"Long by 7"W x 2"Thick and is in perfect condition. The previous owner traveled to China in the early 1980s and has taken very fine care of this wonderful Ashneil handbag. It comes with the original bag as shown in my picture and it reads "Ashneil." Inside there is a label that reads "Ashneil."
I contacted the company to find information about this purse and they verified that this is a Whip Snake skin. They also informed me that this purse more then likely was purchased in their store in Hong Kong.
The reason they can state this is that in 1995 the whip snake skin was no longer allowed to be imported into Hong Kong, and therefore they had to stop making this bag.
The outer parts of the purse are in very good condition and overall the whip snake skin is whole and intact. The other parts of the purse such as the leather and metal parts are also in very good condition and function properly. The leather inside is clean and nice with only a tiny area under the label that has a small bit of dimples to the leather but this is nothing too distracting at all.
It comes with the original Ashneil cloth bag that is in good condition with some loose stitching around the upper hem and this can easily be sewn back to its original state.
Overall this is an absolutely gores and stunning, vintage woman's Ashneil shoulder bag that transforms into an awesome clutch. The glimmering shine of the large Tiger's Eye semi precious stone compliments the various colors of the Whip Snake.
This is a great opportunity to own a vintage Ashneil purse that will hold its value for many years.