Isn’t this the cutest evening bag for a horsewoman?  You?  Or someone you love?

It’s up for auction at John Moran’s “HQ Jewelry & Luxury Item Auction” December 6th at 6pm PST.  Lot #140.  If you can’t make it to Pasadena that evening, you can put in an absentee bid, bid by phone or bid in online.

The minaudiere measures 4″H x 6″W x 2.5″D.  It comes with a coinpurse, mirror and comb, miniature notebook with goldtone pen, two signed pouches, one dustbag and a Certificate of Authenticity.

It’s not in perfect shape (just like a real horse, or you and I).  It’s missing a few crystals in scattered areas (“on both items” says the listing) and there’s a small dent on the pen. The estimate is $1000 to $1500.

It reminds me of this Japanese brush painting that I featured in an earlier blog post:

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays someone!