Designed by Louis Vuitton, French, founded 1854

Made in France, Europe

Spring 2003

Patent leather, metal

8 x 1 3/4 x 11 inches (20.3 x 4.4 x 27.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Lisa S. Roberts, 2005

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This small bag's monotone patent leather shows a variation of the famous pattern - the Louis Vuitton firm's initials interspaced with stars and flowers - that the venerable company adopted in 1896 to thwart imitators of their deluxe canvas luggage.

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