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    Judith Leiber Full Bead Black & White Crystal Socks Sleeping Tuxedo Cat Minaudiere Evening Bag
    Very Good to Excellent Condition
    6" Width x 2.5" Height x 3.5" Depth
    This piece is for the true collector. Judith Leiber often creates extraordinary minaudieres for celebrities and notable people, who carry her bags as trophies. This adorable minaudiere has an incredible history, created for and worn by Hillary Clinton, as a gift from Judith Leiber. Modeled after her pet cat, Socks, this minaudiere is well-loved and highly sought after. Done in black and white crystals, and topped off with a silver crystal and gold tone bow, this cat is perfect for accompanying a look to evening events of all kinds. This minaudiere is finished with a gold tone push clasp closure that opens to reveal a gold metallic leather interior with one gold tone shoulder strap that can be tucked in to wear this bag as a clutch. This bag includes a coin purse, mirror and its dustbag, a comb, and a typed note of provenance.

    This bag is in Very Good to Excellent Condition. There are a few silver crystals missing on the bow, and some scratching to the hardware. There is glue runoff on the base. This bag includes a Judith Leiber dustbag, a coin purse, comb, and a mirror with its dustbag.

    More information about Judith Leiber.

    Condition Report*: Includes product card with "Hillary Clinton" written on it in blue ink, as well as a typed note that reads "IL2005.4.3 Judith Leiber LLC Purse "Socks" bag for Hillary R. Clinton".
    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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    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    9th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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