Judith Leiber Enamel Dragonfly Brooch Encrusted Pavé Crystals Gold Plated

$899
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Used
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Description

Judith was born in Budapest, Hungary, she survived World War II and the Holocaust.  She met Gerson Leiber a Brooklyn born American soldier, whilst he was serving in Budapest.  They married in 1946 and moved to America the following year.  He became a well known artist and she moved up the ladder in various handbag companies starting out as a machine operator and progressing to a handbag designer.  They later went onto to found their own company designing artful jewellery, handbags and accessories, Judith Leiber Inc which became highly successful.  Judith didn't retire until 1998 and created many designs for famous clients, including Greta Garbo, Liz Taylor and the Queen.  Judith and her husband were soulmates to the very last moments, both dying within hours of each other 28th April 2018, there legacy lives on forever in their art and design.
 
This Beautiful example of her work is based on a dragonfly design that was made in solid gold with diamonds and ruby eyes and sold for over $4700.  This is a costume piece but still as beautiful, gold plated and enamelled with fine pavé set crystals and garnet eyes.  The dragonfly brooch is signed to the rear by Judith Leiber and comes presented in the original box.  There is slight minimal enamel loss to the bottom section of one of the sections of enamel on the wing.  It is not hugely noticeable but has been a factor in pricing this exceptional piece.  Judith work is highly collectable and her whimsical naturalistic yet luxurious style very popular.  Jennifer Lopez wore a Judith Leiber football crystal clutch handbag recently to the Super Bowl, January 2020.
 
Dimensions are as follows:
 
Height 49 mm x Width 62.6 mm x 2.5 mm
Gold plated metal
Pavé set crystals
Enamel
Garnet eyes
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Condition:
Used
Shipping:
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