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Woman's handbag in three parts (handbag, coinpurse and mirror)

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...

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

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Italian, 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)

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Medium or Technique

Leather and brass


Textiles and Fashion Arts