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Bag and lipstick

Bag and lipstick

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1929 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    J.A.C. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plastic decorated with diamanté and silk, and brass

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr T. Girtin

  • Museum number:

    T.30&A-1981

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The 1925 Exhibition of Decorative Arts in Paris defined innovative designs and modern motifs, which were typified by a decisive geometry and an element of romantic figuration. Art Deco had a great influence on jewellery design, and companies such as Tiffany, Boucheron and Cartier made many small, expensive accessories that were related to the handbag, such as tiny vanity and cigarette cases. Many vanity cases took the form of a small cylinder, with chain and finger-ring, and attached lipstick case. This hinged 'dance' purse made of black plastic and diamanté conceals a lipstick inside a large silk tassel.

Physical description

Cylindrical evening bag made of black plastic and with a lipstick in a brass case.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1929 (made)

Artist/maker

J.A.C. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Plastic decorated with diamanté and silk, and brass

Descriptive line

Cylindrical evening bag made of plastic with a lipstick in a brass case, made by J.A.C., Great Britain, ca. 1929

Categories

Fashion; Accessories; Clothing; Evening wear; Europeana Fashion Project

Production Type

Limited edition

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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