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Woman's two-part handbag

American
1955–62
Possibly designed by Collins of Texas (American)


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Overall (Handbag): 21 x 16.5 cm (8 1/4 x 6 1/2 in.) Overall (Coin Purse): 17.8 x 10.2 cm (7 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

2005.486.1-2

Medium or Technique

Leather, copper wire mesh, faux pearls and rhinestones, and wood

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White leather handbag with appliquéd leather flowers, faux pearls, rhinestones, copper fish, sand dollars, and stars with wooden base. White leather coin purse with flower appliqué and metal zipper.

Provenance

Gift from Marilyn M. Maxwell (donor's mother) December 25, 1987; 2005 Gift to MFA, September 21, 2005

Credit Line

Gift of Stewart Shillito Maxwell, Jr. in memory of his mother Marilyn M. Maxwell