Thumbnail-size images of copyrighted artworks are displayed under fair use, in accordance with guidelines recommended by the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts, published by the College Art Association in February 2015.

Woman's handbag with coinpurse and mirror

mid-20th century

Object Place: Florence, Italy


Height x width (handbag): 30.5 x 8.9 x 26.7 cm (12 x 3 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.) Height x width (coinpurse): 5 x 3 1/2 in. (12.7 x 8.9 cm) Height x width (mirror): 3 3/4 x 3 in. (9.5 x 7.6 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Leather and brass

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Black and red leather handbag with fold-over top, edged with cut-out dots backed with red leather (showing through dots), and red topstitching. Lined with red leather with black leather piping; metal zipper, brass fittings for straps. Stamped inside: “Spulcioni / Firenze.” Red leather coin purse with black trim. Small pocket mirror with a black leather backing.


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

Credit Line

Anonymous gift