Very rare original Barry Kieselstein Cord high quality black leather handbag
with shoulder strap and a sterling silver charm bracelet all in one.
Bracelet has five charms of an alligator, turtle, 2 frogs, and a ladybug.
A premier luxury designer and artist, Barry Kieselstein-Cord has applied his unique perspective to create extraordinary jewelry and accessories. His silver jewelry and other design pieces are sought by serious art collectors, and are found among the collections of the world’s finest museums. Kieselstein-Cord's designs include primarily silver jewelry, gator jewelry, handbags, eyewear, luggage, belts, gloves, small leather goods and home furnishings. These collections are available for purchase throughout the United States and Europe.
In his affirmation "I don't make jewelry; I do sculptures for the body," Barry Kieselstein-Cord has described the independence and the ambition of his work. Like Elsa Peretti and other contemporary designers of jewelry, Kieselstein-Cord has sought to define an art that is autonomous from fashion, boldly sculptural in a way that makes a clear distinction from the wondrous but miniaturized repertory of a designer like Miriam Haskell, and historically aware without being subservient to past styles. His scarab minaudiére, for example, is indebted to ancient Egypt, as well as to the art deco Egyptian revival, but with the curtly reduced modernism that characterizes his work.
|Dimensions:||Handbag: 11" x 9" x 2.5" shoulder strap 37" long.
Bracelet: 7.5" long, 8mm width
|Weight:||Bracelet: 108 grams|
|Charms Measurements:||Turtle: 1 1/4" x 1/2"
1 Frog: 1 1/2" x 3/4"
2 Frog: 1 1/2" x 1/4"
Ladybug: 1 1/2" x 1/4"
Alligator: 1 1/2"x 1/4"
|Hallmarks:||both handbag and bracelet signed B.Kieselstein-Cord 1998 925|