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Susan Goodman, Nassau County NY   

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No, it's not! Although it isn't a Leiber minaudiere, it could pass for one. This minaudiere has a great look and is skillfully designed. There isn't any maker's name nor any indication of country of origin. But it is statement making and has great appeal. It's small but typical of the size of these "small treasures." It is oval in shape and is completely covered with crystals (Swarovski?) and glass cabochons. Although there are jewel colored stones, the purse is essentially black and white. The front and the back have concentric ovals done in jet black crystals and silvery ones. Large opaline glass stones accent one of these ovals. The middle has a section whose background is covered with silvery small crystals and there are multi colored small glass cabochons embedded within. The cabs are all colors of the rainbow and more. The sides of the oval have a very deco looking design consisting of silver and black crystals. The overall design of the purse is most intricate and demands great skill in its creation. Normally this would be enough bling but this minaudiere goes "over the top." The clasp is most decorative resembling the head of a snake. It is very similar to the "snake" clasp used on Leiber bags. It is done in a shiny gold tone (as is the body of the bag) and there are teeny tiny shining crystals covering the entire head. There are two onyx glass stones representing the eyes and they"pop out." The head has a curve to it and there is a large faux pearl which opens the purse when pressed. The snake clasp gives extra dimension and depth to the bag. The bag can be held as a clutch or worn as a shoulder bag. There is a lovely gold tone serpentine chain with a drop of 22". It can be tucked inside using the internal hardware. The inside is lined with a dark gold leather. It is in very good condition with the exception of an area that once must have had a label which is torn out. The purse measures 6"w x 4 1/2"h x 1 1/2". The purse is in wonderful condition. I don't see any missing crystals or stones. The more I look at this bag, the more I appreciate it. Its design is intricate, complex and well thought out. There is a slight "deco" vibe and the black and white theme is classic. It is covered with bling, glitz and sparkle. And then there's the snake head. Although this bag is little, it makes a huge statement that really works. Not for the shy!!! Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition

Item ID: RL-1855


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: black, Size: S

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Vintage Minaudiere with Stones and Snake Head Clasp

$105 USD SOLD

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Susan Goodman
Nassau County
NY
  

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