Woman's vanity case

German
late 1920s


Object Place: Germany

Dimensions

Overall: 10.8 x 5.7 cm (4 1/4 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2003.854

Medium or Technique

Celluloid, rhinestones, silk net, plaited cotton

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Collections

Europe

Classifications

Personal accessories

Small cylindrical Art Deco vanity case of tortoiseshell celluloid inset with rhinestones in an abstract pattern; trimmed with silk net tassle and plaited cotton strap; inside purse contains dual compartments covered on one side with a mirror and the other with a celluloid cover.

Provenance

Inherited from donor's mother, 1980; 2003, gift to the MFA (Accession date: January 21, 2004)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift