Vanity case, black silk velvet/glass beads; [1920-1930]; 97.40.1-3
Vanity case, black silk velvet/glass beadsAbout this object
Vanity case, oval-shaped cardboard case covered in black silk velvet with applied glass bead decoration in blue, red, green silver and gold. Small silk faille purse with press stud and mirror inside. Lined with silk faille. Black silk velvet beaded handle and lacquered brass clasp.
Post-war handbags were designed to hold make-up; the cosmetic industry flourished under the influence of Hollywood film stars.
[1920-1930]Medium and Materials
silk velvet, cardboard, silk faille, glass bead, brass, glassMeasurements
H 95mm x W 210 mm x D 70 mmSubject and Association Description
Costume and accessoriesCollection
Don Bank Museum collectionObject Type
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