Description Evening bags and purses made out of gold and adorned with precious stones were popular in the early 20th century and were produced by famous jewelry makers like Tiffany & Co. This evening bag is made of meshed green gold with twenty-five diamonds and twenty-four sapphires lining the flap. A small detachable purse is linked by a chain to the inside of the larger bag.
- Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Museum. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2009.
- Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry. El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso. 2010.
Provenance Mrs. Alexander Hecht, Baltimore, 1913 (?); Mr. and Mrs. Robert Levi; Walters Art Museum, 1991, by gift.
Inscriptions [Inscription] Engraved on the inside of the frame: May 20, 1913 Mrs. Alexander Hecht Baltimore Md.
Credit Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Levi, 1991
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