Mario Colombetti clutch bag

Description

A hard case cluctch style bag made from amber coloured Rhodoid, a cellulose acetate material. The bag has a leather interior and is hinged at the base. The fastening is formed from a piece of the same cellulose acetate which is bent into the shape of a letter 'J' and attached by the short end to one side of the bag and simply pushes over the top of the other side when closed. The friction caused when opening and closing the bag has caused some rubbing to the highly polished surface. A shoulder strap is attached to the top of the bag and is formed from sections of the same material linked by a metal chain. Designed by Mario Colombetti in the 1960s, a version of this bag is still made by Italian company Colombetti.
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Inscriptions

printed: "Colombetti. Made in Italy" (Adhesive label inside bag)

Object number

AIBDC : 007919

Date

1960 - 1969

Country

Material

plastic
Rhodoid - trade name hard outer shell, clip fastening and parts of strap
CA
cellulose acetate
leather interior
metal chain links
Dimensions
Width
220mm
Height
150mm

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