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Kieselstein Cord Gold Dragon Box Bag, 1991
Barry Kieselstein-Cord is an artist and designer who blends his artistic prowess for metal word into extraordinary accessories and other wearable pieces. Cord brings a great attention to space and form to his work that allows for his designs to embody an opulence and balance.
His work has been donned by celebrities from Oprah to Elton John and is held internationally at various museum collections. Handmade in Italy, this 1991 Cord hard-case bag is made from a gold metal in an elongated octagonal shape. The top and bottom of the bag is covered in a dark umber silk. On the top, a statuette of a Chinese dragon snakes across the center. This bag is a vintage work of art that is certainly an eye-catching and charming piece.
Handle drop: 8 inches
Height: 2 inches
Width: 6 inches
Depth: 3 inches
The hardness of the bag is balanced by the light gold rope strap. On the inside it is partially lined with the same silk from the exterior and features the Cord’s artist plaque. In very good condition, there are some surface scratches and wear to the silk. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.