TITLE: Judith Leiber Beaded Swarovski Crystal Patchwork Minaudiere Evening Bag Clutch
DESCRIPTION: Add a spring in step with this playful and special Judith Leiber minaudiere evening bag. This stunning clutch was purchased by our consignor in the early 1990’s and never used. This is a rare Judith Leiber “patchwork” design done in a plethora of multi-colored, sparkling Swarovski crystals, making this bag the perfect pop of color in any evening ensemble. The design is truly unique and very intricate – a true piece of art. This bag features gold-plated metal trim, and a black onyx jeweled flower push clasp closure. The interior is done in lavish gold metallic leather, and features a gold tone shoulder chain that can be tucked in to wear this bag as a clutch. The bag also includes the original chair comb with tassel, swivel mirror with felt pouch, and change purse. This incredible bag is museum-quality and will make an outstanding addition to any minaudiere collection!
A bit of info on the designer:
Judith Leiber began designing evening bags in 1963 and quickly became one of America’s foremost luxury accessories brands.
Judith Leiber is known for miniaudieres, fashion accessories which are also considered to be jewelry. The miniaudieres are crafted from Austrian crystals and meticulously beaded into unique and whimsical shapes. Leiber miniaudieres are done in a variety of shapes sometimes meant to mimic things found in the natural world and some are simple geometric shapes.
Testament to the creativity and beauty of these miniaudieres, they are now featured in the permanent collections of prestigious institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and The Houston Museum of Fine Arts.
Leiber has made bags for numerous first ladies to don during the presidential inauguration. In addition to miniaudieres Judith Leiber has gone on to produce numerous skin bags, belts and other accessories. Judith Leiber has risen the shiny, whimsical evening bag to the level of art object
CONDITION: The bag presents beautifully and is in excellent, clean, vintage condition: it appears to have never been used. There is little to no shelf wear. The accessories are all in equally excellent condition. The box has minor shelf wear as expected. Please review all photos before purchasing.
DIMENSIONS: approx. 5″ in length, 4.5″ in height, 2″ depth, chain drop is 18.5″