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    Judith Leiber Full Bead Blue & Silver Crystal Elephant Head Minaudiere Evening Bag
    Good to Very Good Condition
    4" Width x 5" Height x 3" Depth
    This Judith Leiber minaudiere is exotic and elegant. This elephant minaudiere, inspired by Indian culture, artfully blends art and utility. Judith Leiber creates some of the most beautifully crafted evening bags. Her bags exists as functional art objects and are included in the permanent collections of 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 done gold and accented with silver crystals and colorful cabochon stones. This bag features press lock closure and a gold hardware, and a shoulder strap that can be tucked into the interior of the bag for use as a clutch. The interior is done in metallic gold leather and comes with a comb and mirror.

    This bag is in Good to Very Good Condition. There are missing beads throughout the piece. There is tarnishing and scratching to the hardware. There is also some chipping to the paint on the bag.


    Condition Report*:  
    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
    May, 2015
    5th-6th Tuesday-Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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