Woman's handbag with matching coinpurse

Italian
mid-20th century
Gucci (Italian (founded in 1921 in Florence))


Dimensions

Height x width (purse): 33 x 11.4 x 24.1 cm (13 x 4 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.) Height x width (coinpurse): 7.6 x 14 cm (3 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1498.1-2

Medium or Technique

Leather (ostrich?), bamboo, and metal

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Brown leather (ostrich?) handbag with metal “horseshoe” hardware on clasp and bamboo along the bottom of the handle. Stamped inside: “Made in Italy by Gucci” Matching brown leather coin purse with a metal snap closure.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Anonymous gift