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Again, another "oldie but goodie" purse from Judith Leiber. This small to medium size purse was designed at the beginning of Leiber's career and,to me, it is very interesting to see how she evolved over the years. Yet even at the beginning her genius was apparent. The bag is very curved and the skins of the karung lizard are dyed a deep black color. The scales of the skins are very small and when looked at closely they give the appearance of tiny diamonds. There is ruching at both the front and back resulting in soft pleats and folds. The frame is gold tone and there is a gold tone open work panel on the front and back. This panel is abstract and stylized and reminds me of coral at the bottom of the sea. That's what I see, what do you see? The clasp is on the top of the flat part of the frame and lifts up to open. It has a slit of the leather in between the metal borders. There is a gorgeous and thick gold tone carry chain. It is in the serpentine style and is substantial I don't know if it is original to the purse but it is of jewelry quality. It connects to rings on the bag and connects with lobster claw at the ends of the chain. It can be removed and the bag carried as a clutch. The inside is lined with a shiny black fabric. There are two open pockets and the gold tone Judith Leiber identification plaque is affixed inside. A small JL mirror is included. The inside is in good condition with normal indications of wear and use, nothing significant besides a small pink spot (looks like nail polish). The bag measures 8 1/4" w x 5 1/2"h x 1"d. The bag is in great condition for its age. The gold wash on the frame has disappeared in places and silver tone is what is seen. This happens very often with older JL bags. The "wholeness" of the bag it great even with this issue. The price is adjusted with this in mind. The bag is a Judith Leiber and that should say it all! Condition: Very Good ++ VINTAGE Condition

ITEM ID
RL-1919
ITEM SIZE
M
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
FASHION STYLE
Designer
COLOR
Black

Vintage Leiber Karung Reptile Purse with Open Work Frame

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