DescriptionJudith Leiber Half Bead Silver Crystal Chatelaine Minaudiere Evening Bag
Very Good to Excellent Condition
4.75" Width x 4.5" Height x 2.25" Depth
The Chatelaine is one of the most iconic designs from Leiber, and is also one her earliest. The Chatelaine was first produced in 1967, and this particular example, was also produced during that year. It is done with silver crystals on a silver base and features a onyx topped pushlock closure. The interior is lined in silver leather and holds the shoulder strap when not in use, and the bag comes with a matching silver leather coin pouch, box, and dustbag.
This bag is in Very Good to Excellent Condition. There are two small crystals missing, one near the closure and one on the edge where the bag opens. There is also faint surface scratching throughout the metal.
There is a card with the bags that states in handwritten caligraphy: Chatelaine, 1967
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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