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Woman's handbag with matching coinpurse

Brown leather (ostrich?) handbag with metal "horseshoe" hardware on clasp and bamboo along the bottom of the handle. Stamped inside: "Made in Italy by Gucci" Matching brown leather coin purse with a metal snap closure.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Italian, mid-20th century

Dimensions

Height x width (purse): 33 x 11.4 x 24.1 cm (13 x 4 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.) Height x width (coinpurse): 7.6 x 14 cm (3 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1498.1-2

Medium or Technique

Leather (ostrich?), bamboo, and metal

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes