Mesh handbag

This black mesh handbag with a metal frame and chain handle belonged to the late Christina Lee (1923-2009). Christina Lee was the former wife of Loke Wan Tho, the founder and chairman of Cathay Organisation. An accomplished photographer, perfumer and businesswoman, she was also a style icon who was remembered for her poise, elegance and impeccable fashion sense. In 1965, she was named by Vogue magazine as one of the most beautiful women in Singapore.

Date/Period
1930s-1940s
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Object size: H: 21.6 cm x W: 16.6 cm x D: 3.2 cm
Accession No.
2009-01781
Material
metal
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Christina Balsara
Category
Garments and Accessories

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