Ornate hand bag pressed from ivory cellulose nitrate sheet, with lipstick, eye pencil, powder puff, mirror

Made:
1921-1930

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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:
1980-676/78
Materials:
case, cellulose nitrate, catch, brass and strap & tassels, leather
type:
hand bag
credit:
Purchase (Roger Newport)