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1920-1930 evening bag (1983.305)

Object Name: evening bag & handbag

Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom
Date: 1920-1930

Accession Number: 1983.305
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • cotton
  • paper
  • mirror
  • artificial silk
  • glass

Gold and silver coloured sequins on cotton net, backed by paper. Small bag with a curved base, narrow at top. Made of two pieces of cotton mesh, with a geometric pattern of sequins. Glass beads run around the edges and form part of the design on one side. Lined with cream grosgrain artificial silk. Zip fastening along top edge, ending in a loop made of twisted rope of cream artificial silk, covered in spiralling glass beads, couched and threaded, there is a pocket inside conatining a small hand held mirror.


Type: Length
Width: 14 cm