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Handbag

English
1974
Designed by Nigel Lofthouse (English)


Dimensions

Height x width: 9 x 9 1/2 in. (22.9 x 24.1 cm)

Accession Number

2012.1496

Medium or Technique

Appliqued, painted, and machine-embroidered leather

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black leather and suede envelope clutch purse with a cover flap embellished with stylized floral appliques in browns, blues, and reds. Interior pocket with label: “Hand made in England. Barbara and Nigel Lofthouse. This is number 36 in a limited edition of 100. Made for Ann Bowles. (signed) Nigel Lofthouse Nov ‘74 Real Leather.”

Provenance

1990, sold by Nigel Lofthouse, London, to Dorothy Braude Edinburg; 2012, year-end gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg, Brookline, MA to the MFA. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg