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Woman's handbag

Italian
1995
Designed for Gucci (Italian (founded in 1921 in Florence))


Object Place: Florence, Italy

Dimensions

Overall (Including Handle): 31.75 x 28.89 cm (12 1/2 x 11 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1465

Medium or Technique

leather, bamboo and metal

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black leather woman’s handbag with brown bamboo handle and toggle clasp and gold colored metal fittings. The hanbag closes by inserting the toggle through a hole in the front flap and turning it. There is a gold colored stamp “Made in Italy by Gucci” on the inside of the flap. There is one zippered pocket and one open pocket on the back side of the bag and one snap closed pocket on the front. The open pocket holds a single-pocket black leather bifold wallet with a snap closed pocket on the exterior. The zipper has a gold colored charm with a man and says “Gucci”.

Provenance

Before 2008, purchased by donor, Chestnut Hill, MA; gift to the MFA (December 17, 2008).

Credit Line

Anonymous gift