October 2015 Auction Ends Thursday, October 29th, 5pm Pacific
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/29/2015
Exquisite gold beaded evening purse gifted to First Lady Mamie Eisenhower by Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi during President Eisenhower's historic 1959 visit to India as part of a seven-nation tour designed to help dispel international doubts on the U.S.'s commitment to peace. Purse is accompanied by a printed card reading, "With the compliments of Mrs. Indira Gandhi", in an envelope typed "Mrs. Eisenhower". Clutch purse has ornate beaded design with interior label that reads, "Genuine Gold & Silver Thread / Jagat Narain & Sons / New Delhi, India", and comes with a booklet about the company, as well a a custom box. Short strap has same design. Clutch purse measures 9.75" x 6" x 1.75". Near fine condition. With provenance from Sotheby's.
Mamie Eisenhower Personally Owned Gold Beaded Purse -- Given to the First Lady by Indira Gandhi on the Eisenhower's Historic Trip to India in 1959 -- With a Note Card From Indira GandhiMamie Eisenhower Personally Owned Gold Beaded Purse -- Given to the First Lady by Indira Gandhi on the Eisenhower's Historic Trip to India in 1959 -- With a Note Card From Indira GandhiMamie Eisenhower Personally Owned Gold Beaded Purse -- Given to the First Lady by Indira Gandhi on the Eisenhower's Historic Trip to India in 1959 -- With a Note Card From Indira GandhiMamie Eisenhower Personally Owned Gold Beaded Purse -- Given to the First Lady by Indira Gandhi on the Eisenhower's Historic Trip to India in 1959 -- With a Note Card From Indira Gandhi
Mamie Eisenhower Personally Owned Gold Beaded Purse -- Given to the First Lady by Indira Gandhi on the Eisenhower's Historic Trip to India in 1959 -- With a Note Card From Indira Gandhi
Mamie Eisenhower Personally Owned Gold Beaded Purse -- Given to the First Lady by Indira Gandhi on the Eisenhower's Historic Trip to India in 1959 -- With a Note Card From Indira Gandhi
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Auction closed on Thursday, October 29, 2015.
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