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I know it looks like one, but it isn't a Leiber. Instead it was designed by a popular mid century company named Delill. They made purses of mid to high end quality that were varied in size, material, design and style. This minaudiere is a take off on Leiber's famous "little treasures" and it is well made and quite lovely. It is long and narrow with curved corners. The gold tone metal is Florentine and somewhat shiny. There are rows of small silver Swarovski crystals that brightly shine. On top of these crystals are "charms" sort of representing the fleur de lis shape. However, for some unexplained reason I see them are stylized "bees" fluttering around. Anyway they are done in a combination of shiny gold tone metal as well as a "quilted" metal and additional Swarovski crystals are another component. Since they are on top of the crystals they give depth and dimension to the piece. The front and the back are exactly the same. This is an unusual design, I have rarely seen Leiber's work with this type of overlay design. The case is bordered on three sides by a double row of crystals. The purse opens with a twist clasp and there is a lovely gold tone chain with a drop of 10". The decorative and slender links have three crystals embedded in their surface. This is a wow factor. The inside is lined with a gold velvet that is trimmed with lace. The corners by the side gusset are torn but this does not effect the use of the bag. There is cloth label " Delill Made in Italy." The purse measures 6"w x 3 1/2"h x 1 1 /2"d. The bag is in very good shape. Besides the issue with the lining, there is a little gold wear on the clasp. Otherwise nothing of importance to mention. This is a lovely minaudiere. Although it's not a Leiber,it is a fair competitor to her designs. And the price could be considered a "bargain." It does have the "look." Condition: Excellent- VINTAGE Condition

Item ID: RL-1656


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Gold, silver, Size: S

Vintage Delill Minaudière with Swarovski Crystals

$125 USD

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