What a unique and special design and style, even for Judith Leiber. I have never seen anything like it and will probably never see a similar design again. It is transfixing and it is impossible to imagine a contemporary designer creating a bag like this. The bag is sort of rectangular in shape with one corner cut away so that the corner is actually a deep slant. It is medium size. The bag is covered with light beige/tan karung skins. Since it is dyed a light color, the dye produces a pattern on the scales so that the tiny dark scales become darker than their surround. The is not seen on karung skins that are dyed a dark color. The pattern is unassuming and adds interest to the bag. The frame is a bright gold tone metal. It is on the flat part of the top of the frame. It goes from one corner of the bag to the beginning of the "downward slant." Just below this shiny frame is a row of small semi precious round stones each with their own bezel setting. The colors of the stones are black, green, brown, blue, red, pink and lavender. This row connects to an unusually shaped large decorative piece that actually is the clasp of the bag. This decorative piece has a rounded triangular shape and within this piece is another smaller rounded triangle. This smaller triangle has an array of semi precious stone of different shapes and stones. There is a large onyx hexagon, a jade oval, a tiger's eye round, a large red carnelian round, pink quartz and white quartz small rounds and a amethyst square. These stones have depth and dimension and protrude outwards adding additional depth and dimension. The bag opens by pulling out the large piece. You need to use a bit of "muscle" to open it. Think about the creativity and imagination of the skilled artisan who conceived of this design. There is a carry strap made from the karung skins. It can be detached from the round hardware where the toggles at attached. The drop is 20". The bag then can be carried as a clutch. The inside is lined with a light grosgrain fabric. There is an open slip pocket. The Judith Leiber gold tone identification pattern is affixed inside. The inside is very, very clean. The measurements of the purse are 9"w x 7"h x 2". The bag is in great condition with minimal indications of use and age. Sure to be noticed. It makes its own statement by its design and style. Just another testament to the genius of Judith Leiber. Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition
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Vintage Judith Leiber Purse with Unusual Clasp and Jeweled Adornment
$175 SALE PENDING
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