Ivory celluloid handbag mount, c. 1920s.

Made:
1921-1930

Handbag mount of ivory cellulose nitrate, button fastening attached to metal bar for catch, mount roughly semi-circular, with two links remaining, holes drilled along edges for attachment to bag, about 1920

Ornate hand bag pressed from ivory cellulose nitrate sheet, decorated with a pastoral scene on both surfaces and hand coloured, leather plaited thong strap and tassels, contains mirror, powder puff, 1920s

Details

Category:
Plastics and Modern Materials
Object Number:
1980-676/104
Materials:
fastening, metal, mount, cellulose nitrate, screws, metal
type:
handbags
credit:
Purchase (Roger Newport)
status:
Permanent collection

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