This clutch by Judith Leiber has it all! Not only is it snakeskin, but there is trapunto embroidery and jewels! One detail would be enough, but as we all know, Judith Leiber takes it to the limit! This is a early Leiber judging from the signature on the inside lining. This was before Leiber's identification was engraved on a gold tone metal plaque affixed inside the bag. It is in fabulous shape! The clutch is rectangular shaped and there is a fold over flap. It is covered with python skins that are dyed a deep black. The skins are shiny with a special sheen. The scales are in wonderful condition. There is stitching throughout that creates a grid pattern with diagonal lines creating diamond shapes. Then there is the trapunto embroidery at the bottom half of the flap. The heavy silk threads create a stylized floral pattern. There are swirls and curves and the three flowers are very detailed with petals and centers. And it continues with large multi faceted jet black beads that accentuate the flowers and stems. There are smaller black beads surrounding the floral centered large black domed stones. This palette has a pleasing shine and it is very dimensional creating depth and interest. The clutch closes with a snap.The inside of the flap is covered with the python. The inside of the bag has two compartments and is covered with a black satin fabric. There is a zippered pocket and as previously stated, the Leiber signature is written directly onto the lining. The inside is in great condition without anything significant to note. The clutch measures 7 1/2"w x 5 1/2"h x 2"d. This purse is in incredible condition especially considering its age. I doubt that it was used much. The bag has a subtle elegance and sophistication. Judging from this clutch, it was inevitable that Leiber would become the "queen of purses" in the future. Thank you Judith Leiber! Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition
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