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This antique-style bag in the shape of a mussel is made of embossed yellow papier-mâché and has a straight strap of stylish cutsteel with spring lock closure. The hang chain is made of steel decorative elements with two polished glass beads. The side walls, made of stiffened linen, have a bellow design.

Details

  • Title: Women's Handbag in Mussel Form
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: ca. 1810
  • Stylistic point of origin: France
  • Rights: Photo © bpk - Photo Agency / Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Stephan Klonk │ Text © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Christine Waidenschlager
  • Provenance: 2003 Kamer/Ruf collection; 1994 Poteau auction house, Paris, Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
  • Physical Dimensions: w19 x h36.5 cm
  • ISIL no.: DE-MUS-018417
  • Type: Bag
  • External Link: http://www.smb.museum/museen-und-einrichtungen/kunstgewerbemuseum/home.html
  • Medium: Paper mâché, metal, linen, glass beads, sequins, silk

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