Woman's handbag

French
about 1970s
Designed for Hermès (French, 1837–present)


Object Place: Paris, France; Place of Manufacture: France

Dimensions

Overall: 18.42 x 20.32 cm (7 1/4 x 8 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1469

Medium or Technique

leather and metal

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Red leather envelope style shoulder bag. The strap is fastened onto the underside of the bag flap and is removable. The bag is closed on the front with a gold colored metal clasp. On the front, under the closed flap is stamped “Hermes Paris Made in France” in gold lettering. There are three interior pockets.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Anonymous gift