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Woman's two-part handbag

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White leather handbag with appliquéd leather flowers, faux pearls, rhinestones, copper fish, sand dollars, and stars with wooden base. White leather coin purse with flower appliqué and metal zipper.


Gift from Marilyn M. Maxwell (donor's mother) December 25, 1987; 2005 Gift to MFA, September 21, 2005

Credit Line

Gift of Stewart Shillito Maxwell, Jr. in memory of his mother Marilyn M. Maxwell

American, 1955–62

Object Place

United States


Overall (Handbag): 21 x 16.5 cm (8 1/4 x 6 1/2 in.) Overall (Coin Purse): 17.8 x 10.2 cm (7 x 4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Leather, copper wire mesh, faux pearls and rhinestones, and wood


Textiles and Fashion Arts