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Inspired by the Earth Hour event and paying homage to the environmentalists and Pantone's color of the year 2013 - Emerald, I have gathered a few glorious pieces here:





Victorian Solid Gold Pin with Chrysocolla
by Il Mare Atelier on Etsy and Artfire

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A Love Story: The Robert Maier Collection

I first read about this December 2011 auction at Bonhams here.  As you delight over the gorgeous pillboxes and purses, the story shared by Robert Maier himself would make you swoon.  

“It started innocently enough,” he began, “as many stories do, with the single purchase of a single item, produced by someone I had never heard of at the time: Judith Leiber®. My wife was completely taken with Leiber’s little "pillboxes," so we thought we'd start a collection. Something a husband can always make his wife happy with at Christmas or Valentine's Day? I'm all in!
The thing was, for many years, we had a hard time making ends meet. Through it all, my wife never complained. She just isn't like that - so when she said she wanted one of those pillboxes, I knew it was something special for her. I used this chance to make her happy.
As my wife and I enter retirement, we now pass along these items to the other collectors out there that love these shiny little bags. Don't worry; my wife is keeping a selection of her favorites, but the rest of her amazing collection we offer to you. Give them a good home, show them off, and most of all, have fun!"
 
 Images from Bonhams

And if this intrigues you enough to find out more about the artisan, Judith Leiber, read about it here.
“It started innocently enough,” he began, “as many stories do, with the single purchase of a single item, produced by someone I had never heard of at the time: Judith Leiber®. My wife was completely taken with Leiber’s little "pillboxes," so we thought we'd start a collection. Something a husband can always make his wife happy with at Christmas or Valentine's Day? I'm all in!

More Information: http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=50462#.US9dxzdGSM0[/url]
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“It started innocently enough,” he began, “as many stories do, with the single purchase of a single item, produced by someone I had never heard of at the time: Judith Leiber®. My wife was completely taken with Leiber’s little "pillboxes," so we thought we'd start a collection. Something a husband can always make his wife happy with at Christmas or Valentine's Day? I'm all in! The thing was, for many years, we had a hard time making ends meet. Through it all, my wife never complained. She just isn't like that - so when she said she wanted one of those pillboxes, I knew it was something special for her. I used this chance to make her happy. Now I had a mission. I started educating myself about Judith Leiber® and all her amazing bags. I had always wanted to somehow say ‘Thanks’ for putting up with me for 20-odd years.” Maier said the gifts were very well received. “We'd sometimes spend as much as a couple of hours each evening sharing information about Leiber’s designs and admiring the handbags. I graduated from pillboxes to full purses quickly. Each time, I got to see my wife's face light up as a new bag she'd never seen would appear from its wrapping. As my wife and I enter retirement, we now pass along this these items to the other collectors out there that love these shiny little bags. Don't worry; my wife is keeping a selection of her favorites, but the rest of her amazing collection we offer to you. Give them a good home, show them off, and most of all, have fun!"

More Information: http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=50462#.US9dxzdGSM0[/url]
Copyright © artdaily.org
“It started innocently enough,” he began, “as many stories do, with the single purchase of a single item, produced by someone I had never heard of at the time: Judith Leiber®. My wife was completely taken with Leiber’s little "pillboxes," so we thought we'd start a collection. Something a husband can always make his wife happy with at Christmas or Valentine's Day? I'm all in! The thing was, for many years, we had a hard time making ends meet. Through it all, my wife never complained. She just isn't like that - so when she said she wanted one of those pillboxes, I knew it was something special for her. I used this chance to make her happy. Now I had a mission. I started educating myself about Judith Leiber® and all her amazing bags. I had always wanted to somehow say ‘Thanks’ for putting up with me for 20-odd years.” Maier said the gifts were very well received. “We'd sometimes spend as much as a couple of hours each evening sharing information about Leiber’s designs and admiring the handbags. I graduated from pillboxes to full purses quickly. Each time, I got to see my wife's face light up as a new bag she'd never seen would appear from its wrapping. As my wife and I enter retirement, we now pass along this these items to the other collectors out there that love these shiny little bags. Don't worry; my wife is keeping a selection of her favorites, but the rest of her amazing collection we offer to you. Give them a good home, show them off, and most of all, have fun!"

More Information: http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=50462#.US9dxzdGSM0[/url]
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