This is a Leiber "oldie but goodie." It was created before the gold identification panel became the commonly used hallmark. It has the Leiber signature written in cursive letters inside the bag. It is an unusual shape. The body of the bag is rectangular with curves. The handles are just as large as the body of the bag. There is ruching at the top resulting in gentle pleating. The bag is a milky white. The body of the bag has a overlay of plastic mesh resembling tiny white "bubbles." This type of mesh is similar to Whiting and Davis early mesh called beadlite as well as W&D aluminum mesh produced in the mid century. The bubbles are arranged in tight rows and they are very tactile. They have depth and give the bag dimension. The gussets of the bag are white leather as is the covering on the frame. The shape of the frame is unusual. It is a rounded rectangle that is hollowed out in the middle (see pictures). It is huge. The leather is soft and high quality. The bag itself opens with a clasp type closure that is not on the frame itself. There is an inner silver tone frame on the purse compartment. This compartment is lined with a beige grosgrain material. There are two open slip pockets. As mentioned Judith Leiber is imprinted directly on the fabric inside the bag. The inside is very clean but does show signs of age. The bag measures 7"w x 8 1/2"h x 1 1/2"d. Considering its age it is in wonderful condition. There is a faint mark on the white leather handle. Otherwise, it is well preserved. This is a wonderful example of Leiber during her early days. The bag is delightful as well as interesting. Signs of genius are already there and we all know what was to come!!!! Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition
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