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    Judith Leiber Full Bead Black & Silver Crystal Waving Cat Minaudiere Evening Bag
    Very Good to Excellent Condition
    3" Width x 5.5" Height x 3" Depth
    This figural Judith Leiber waving cat is the perfect example of her fantastical minaudieres that have inspired wonder in many women for decades. This particular cat is done primarily in silver crystals, with his ears, paws, feet and tail adorned contrasting with glittering black crystals. To emphasize the playfulness of this piece, the cat also has a bow around his neck, consisting of green, purple, blue, pink and red crystals. His eyes are comprised of two garnet stones and the base of the bag, including the bottom of his paws is done in gold Florentine. The gold pushlock clasp is accented with an amethyst stone and opens to reveal a gold leather interior where the chain strap can be tucked away when not in use. This bag comes with a box, dustbag, authenticity card, comb, mirror, and coin pouch.

    This bag is in Very Good to Excellent Condition. There is some light surface scratching to the metal, with one visible missing crystal on the lower left, near the cat's nose. There is some patina to the interior hardware. There is some creasing, as well as a few stray marks on the interior of the bag. The bag comes with a gold coin purse, comb, and compact mirror, as well as a Judith Leiber dustbag and box.

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    Condition Rankings:

    Pristine - shows little to no indication of handling.
    Excellent - shows very minor evidence of handling.
    Very Good - shows evidence of wear and handling, with no major flaws.
    Good - shows moderate wear and is fully functional.
    Fair - shows moderate wear and has condition issues that may or may not be repairable.

    References to gold or silver hardware, unless otherwise specified, describes the color and is not meant to infer the type of metal.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    9th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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