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Handbag, 1904
Handbag, 1904
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Brief Description: A tin in the shape of a pigskin handbag, with two hinged lids and clasp fasteners
Subject Date: 1904
Creator: Huntley, Boorne & Stevens
Publisher: Huntley & Palmers
Full Description: A typical example of the Edwardian fashion tins which imitated other objects. This tin first appeared in 1904 when 65,000 copies were made. It was reissued in 1909 when a further 20,000 copies were made. Presumably it was in a bag like this that the nurse Miss Prism left the baby Jack in Oscar Wilde's comedy 'The Importance of Being Earnest'.
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Dimensions: Height: 16.0cm, Width: 20.5cm, Depth: 9.3cm
Subject: handbag, handle, object, costume accessories
Content Type: tin
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1992.2.153
Unique ID: rm-rm-1992_2_153~1_911-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
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