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Woman's handbag

Small purple sharkskin (?) handbag trimmed with gold, one short rigid handle. Interior lined in purple leather, stamped "Sarah Vicci" and "Made in South Africa." Purple leather removable shoulder strap and small change purse.

Provenance

January 2009, purchased by donor from New York Vintage, Inc., New York; anonymous gift to the MFA (Accession date: May 27, 2009)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

South African, mid 20th century

Object Place

South Africa

Dimensions

Height x width: 7 x 7 in. (17.8 x 17.8 cm)

Accession Number

2009.2433.1-3

Medium or Technique

Sharkskin (?); metal; leather

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes