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Woman's handbag with coinpurse and mirror

Italian
mid-20th century


Object Place: Florence, Italy

Dimensions

Height x width (handbag): 30.5 x 8.9 x 26.7 cm (12 x 3 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.) Height x width (coinpurse): 5 x 3 1/2 in. (12.7 x 8.9 cm) Height x width (mirror): 3 3/4 x 3 in. (9.5 x 7.6 cm)

Accession Number

2008.1496.1-3

Medium or Technique

Leather and brass

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black and red leather handbag with fold-over top, edged with cut-out dots backed with red leather (showing through dots), and red topstitching. Lined with red leather with black leather piping; metal zipper, brass fittings for straps. Stamped inside: “Spulcioni / Firenze.” Red leather coin purse with black trim. Small pocket mirror with a black leather backing.

Provenance

Before 2008, with donor; gift to the MFA (December 17, 2008).

Credit Line

Anonymous gift