Vintage Leiber Minaudiere with Swarovski Crystals and JewelsVintage Leiber Minaudiere with Swarovski Crystals and JewelsVintage Leiber Minaudiere with Swarovski Crystals and JewelsVintage Leiber Minaudiere with Swarovski Crystals and JewelsVintage Leiber Minaudiere with Swarovski Crystals and JewelsVintage Leiber Minaudiere with Swarovski Crystals and JewelsVintage Leiber Minaudiere with Swarovski Crystals and JewelsVintage Leiber Minaudiere with Swarovski Crystals and JewelsVintage Leiber Minaudiere with Swarovski Crystals and JewelsVintage Leiber Minaudiere with Swarovski Crystals and JewelsVintage Leiber Minaudiere with Swarovski Crystals and JewelsVintage Leiber Minaudiere with Swarovski Crystals and Jewels

This is a very unusual Leiber minaudiere. It is completely encrusted with Swarovski crystals. however, there also are semi precious stones of varying sizes and colors that seen to "float" on the surface. The shape of the bag and the interesting manner in which the stones are set create a bag that has a funky element to it, at least this is how I see it. The vibe is playful and full of fun yet it remains a gorgeous completely encrusted crystal minaudiere. The shape of this "little treasure" is very curvaceous and there is a front flap. The Swarovski crystals sparkle and twinkle as only these Austrian crystals can. They refract light in all directions and they even cover the part underneath the front flap. The cabochon gems are mostly round but there are a few ovals. They are both large and small. They include black onyx, purple amethyst, green jade, deep red garnet and pink quartz. They are scattered all over the surface of the bag and have a whimsical effect. They also give the bag depth and dimension. There is gold metal trim throughout. The bag opens and closes with a simple gold metal mechanism that has a "peg" that fits into a hole in a metal piece underneath. There is a gorgeous jewelry quality serpentine chain that has a drop of 20". This chain is optional using Leiber's mechanism that allows the chain to be tucked inside without being seen. The inside is lined with Leiber's gold lame kid leather and the "Judith Leiber" identification panel is affixed inside. A mirror and a comb is included. The inside is very clean with the most minimal indications of use and age. The dimension of the bag are 5 1/4"w x 4"h x 1 3/4"d. A pink dust bag is included (don't think it is original to the bag). The purse is in great condition. It seems that there may be a darkening of some of the stones, mainly on the sides and the bottom. This may be the glue coming through but it is only really seen indoors and not as much outdoors. This is a particularly older minaudiere by JL and it is not unusual for age to take its toll. Really does not effect the beauty of the bag but it is priced accordingly. The bag is a rare one and one whose "personality" is whimsical and unique. Great minaudiere, great price. Condition: Excellent - - VINTAGE Condition

ITEM ID
RL-2372
FASHION STYLE
Designer
FASHION ERA
1970's
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

Vintage Leiber Minaudiere with Swarovski Crystals and Jewels

$330

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