DescriptionJudith Leiber Full Bead Red & Green Crystal Grapes Minaudiere Evening Bag
5.5" Width x 5" Height x 2.5" Depth
Judith Leiber's artfully conceived and brilliantly crafted evening bags successfully blend art and utility. Her bags are included 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. This particular minaudiere is shaped like a bunch of grapes and done in red, green and black crystals. This bag features a aventurine kisslock closure and a gold tone shoulder chain that can be tucked into the interior of the bag for use as a clutch. The interior of this bag is done in metallic gold leather. This bag includes a coin purse, mirror and its dustbag, and a comb.
This bag is in Fair Condition. One half of the kisslock closure has broken off, and the other half is bent, obstructing closure. There is scratching to the hardware, and a few crystals are missing throughout. This bag includes a Museum Archive box, a Judith Leiber dustbag, a coin purse, mirror and its dustbag, and a comb.
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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