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Evening bag

Evening bag

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1983 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Leiber, Judith, born 1921 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Rhinestone encrusted metal

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the designer

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

In the 1980s, handbags began to be advertised as vital accessories to complete a look, but with a confidence that demanded that they be seen in their own right. Some were luxury items, clearly destined to be collectibles rather than fashion statements.

This rhinestone encrusted 'Faberge Egg' evening bag with trademark mirror and tasseled comb is designed by Judith Leiber. Leiber is best known for her jewelled and idiosyncratic metal vanity vases. Each piece is jewelled by hand, and have become collector's items.

Physical description

Rhinestone encrusted metal 'Faberge Egg' evening bag.

Place of Origin

United States (made)


1983 (made)


Leiber, Judith, born 1921 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Rhinestone encrusted metal

Object history note

Part of a minaudiere set consisting of an evening bag, coin purse, tasseled comb and mirror T.511:1 to 4-1997.

Descriptive line

Rhinestone encrusted metal 'Faberge Egg' evening bag, designed by Judith Leiber, United States, 1983


Rhinestone; Metal


Women's clothes; Accessories; Fashion; Evening wear


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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