DescriptionJudith Leiber Full Bead Multicolor Crystal Foo Dog Minaudiere Evening Bag
6" Width x 3.5" Height x 4" Depth
This Judith Leiber bag is among the most complex of shapes that she has ever created. The Foo Dog is an ancient Chinese animal that is part dog, part lion, and is said to have been used as a viscous and powerful guard animal. This foo dog, is more likely to melt your heart than rip it out. His gold metal form is adorned in purple, gold, orange green, and red crystals creating a vibrant display of color and form all over his twisted body as he reaches back to attempt a bite at his own fluffy, curly tail. In the crux of his twist is a push-lock closure. His eyes are fashioned out of black onyx stones. The interior is lined with gold leather and holds the chain shoulder strap when not in use. This bag comes with a box, dustbag, comb, mirror, and coin pouch.
This bag is in Excellent Condition. There is one red crystal missing on the rear exterior of the tail.
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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