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Woman's handbag

Black square handbag with gold metal frame and short black leather strap. Small plastic window in upper right corner. Interior metal cosmetic case with mirror and small round light bulb. Two marks on cosmetic case: "Straeter/"Lite-on"/guaranteed/24 carat/gold finish" and Straeter/S [with shield...

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By 2010, with Leslie Verrinder, Tin Tin Collectables, London, UK; purchased from Verrinder by Mr. Frederic Sharf; gift of Sharf to the MFA (Accession date: January 26, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf

English, 1930s (?)

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Length x width: 55.9 x 55.9 cm (22 x 22 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Leather; metal; plastic


Textiles and Fashion Arts