Ingber Leather Handbag
1950's Ingber handbag, with butter soft leather, exquiste faille lining. This is a wonderful bag with gathers and bakelite trim. The inside is divided in the middle by a section that closes with an oversized gold rose clasp and there are two open side sections. Has side flap inside pockets and 1 zip side inside pocket. The handbag measures 10" high, 10" wide and a 5" strap / handle drop. In excellent condition.
Ingber & Company is an example of the American Dream made real by one family’s labor and creativity. The business was successful until the 1960’s. The factories machinery was geared toward soft leather (if only they expanded into soft leather clothing). During the sixties designs were geared towards hard leather bags, such as the Kelly bag. The company closed in 1966.
Accessories from Ingber still remain on the pages of the history of fashion – this is a small legend that has become an inexhaustible source of creativity for modern designers. Their designs are highly collectible because of their beauty and quality craftsmanship.