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Women's Handbag with Rounded Handle

Unknownca. 1885

Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

This flat squared bag with an embossed rib decoration has a decorative rounded metal handle that hangs from mobile chain, reinforced with leather on the top, so it could be worn comfortably from the arm. The front has two pockets, one rounded and one straight. An inside pocket and the side-walls, which fold like bellows, are made of tan leather. The leather-covered handle has a bolt latch.

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  • Title: Women's Handbag with Rounded Handle
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: ca. 1885
  • Stylistic point of origin: Europe
  • Rights: Photo © bpk - Photo Agency / Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Stephan Klonk │ Text © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Christine Waidenschlager
  • Physical Dimensions: w18.5 x h30 cm
  • ISIL no.: DE-MUS-018417
  • Provenance: Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, 2003 Kamer/Ruf collection; 1984 Sotheby’s, Chester
  • Type: Bag
  • External Link: http://www.smb.museum/museen-und-einrichtungen/kunstgewerbemuseum/home.html
  • Medium: Tan embossed leather, metal

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