Cheeky clutches may be a recent trend for some brands, but the idea has but one true originator: Judith Leiber. The brand is famous for its Austrian crystal-covered minaudieres, crafted to resemble things like elephants or bundles of grapes. Leiber’s distinctive styles are coveted by women the world over, whether the bag is a special acquisition for a wedding or part of a larger collection of the brand’s objets d’art. For a limited time, you can shop a curated selection of Judith Leiber’s designs at Christie’s.

The shop, opening today, features a glittering array of petite evening bags in the shapes of animals, foods and beautiful, everyday objects, elevated to brilliant form with precision and glamor; the brand’s work is so exquisite that Leiber’s clutches are included in the permanent collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others.

Christie’s curated selection of Judith Leiber clutches provides an ideal way to begin your collection of these whimsical and often limited-edition pieces of wearable art. Below, we’ve collected a few of our favorites from the selection, and you can shop the full edit at the Christie’s Handbag Shop.

Judith Leiber Bunch of Grapes Crystal Kiss-Lock Evening Bag
$3,000 via Christie’s

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Judith Leiber Elephant Crystal Evening Bag
$2,500 via Christie’s

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Judith Leiber Koi Fish Crystal Evening Bag
$2,500 via Christie’s

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Judith Leiber Panda Crystal Evening Bag
$2,000 via Christie’s

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Judith Leiber Penguin Crystal Evening Bag
$3,000 via Christie’s

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Judith Leiber Pheasant Crystal Evening Bag
$3,000 via Christie’s

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Judith Leiber Poodle Crystal Evening Bag
$2,500 via Christie’s

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Judith Leiber Shih Tzu Crystal Evening Bag
$2,500 via Christie’s

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Judith Leiber Watermelon Slice Crystal Evening Bag
$2,500 via Christie’s

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Judith Leiber Waving Cat Crystal Evening Bag
$3,000 via Christie’s

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Valentine
Valentine
7 years ago

The stones fall off.

kemilia
kemilia
7 years ago
Reply to  Valentine

For real?

dela
dela
7 years ago

The penguin clutch is so adorable.
What amazes me the most is that the amount of expression Leiber is able to capture on the faces of these creatures.

Megs Mahoney Dusil
7 years ago
Reply to  dela

I know, it’s incredible!

FashionableLena
FashionableLena
7 years ago

That poodle appearing as though it’s coming out of the clutch is really cute.

Sparkletastic
Sparkletastic
7 years ago

The hubster and I are renewing our vows this year and I think I may have to treat myself to one of her bags for my outfit. I love the sparkle and style.

Mya Wilkes
Mya Wilkes
7 years ago

Love the Shih Tzu!

DonaldSNelson
DonaldSNelson
7 years ago

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