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Bag

Bag

  • Place of origin:

    New York, USA (made)

  • Date:

    1950s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rialto (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lucite

  • Museum number:

    T.217-1991

  • Gallery location:

    National Art Library, room 76, case 7

  • Image in copyright

Physical description

Handbag made of lucite thermoplastic.

Place of Origin

New York, USA (made)

Date

1950s (made)

Artist/maker

Rialto (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Lucite

Object history note

Purchased. Registered File number 1991/2370.

Descriptive line

Handbag made of lucite, made by Rialto, New York, 1950s

Labels and date

24. HAND BAG
Made by Rialto, New York, U.S.A., 1950s
Lucite
T.217-1991
Lucite was developed during the 1940s and was much
used in the 1950s to create ultra-modern bags like this
one. In spite of the modernistic shape of this bag it is
interesting to note that the lucite has been made to
resemble natural and more costly tortoiseshell and the
moulded foliate design on the clear lid is traditional.
Lucite bags were made in a variety of shapes, colours
and textures and were particularly popular in America.

Materials

Lucite

Categories

Fashion; Accessories; Plastic; Women's clothes

Collection code

T&F

Qr_O147887
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