Woman's purse

American
1920s
Designed by Whiting & Davis Co. (American, founded 1896)


Dimensions

Height x width: 22 x 12 in. (55.9 x 30.5 cm)

Accession Number

2010.1376

Medium or Technique

Metal

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Gold mesh handbag with black, orange, green, and blue abstract pattering. Short metal chain handle and three sided metal frame around top with clasp at center. Marked on inside of frame “Mesh/Whiting & Davis 00/Bags/Reg./US.”

Provenance

By 2010, purchased by Jacqueline Fowler, Stanford, CT; 2010, gift of Fowler to the MFA (Accession date: January 26, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Jacqueline Loewe Fowler