Purse, ca. 1925–30
French jewelers were among the first to capitalize on the enormous public interest in the discovery in 1923 of treasures from King Tutankhamun’s tomb in Egypt. Parisian jewelers created their own treasures in the Egyptian taste for wealthy American clients traveling abroad, such as this handbag clasp by Van Cleef & Arpels.
It is credited
Lent by The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Lyon, 2009.378.
Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.
Its dimensions are
21.20 x 16 x 2.50 cm (8 5/16 x 6 1/4 x 15/16 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.