The Ivo Collection includes several bags and purses once owned and worn by royals. From a 18th-century bridal purse of a Polish Princess to the suitcase of the late Prince Bernhard, the grandfather of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands. Six purses were loaned by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II for the 2016 special exhibit on royal bags and purses.
Bag embroidered with thistles and initials: J.R.8 for James VIII, The Old Pretender
Scotland, early 18th c.
Silk drawstring bag with gold metal thread embroidery with initials 'P. C S' for prince Charles Stuart
Scotland, c. 1745
Enameled bridal bag with groom, French king Louis XV and bride, Princess Maria Lesczynska, Limoges
Letter case made of sablé beads i.e. so small as grains of sand, decorated with a coat of arms
France, 18th c.
Leather handbag with frame and clasp inlaid with blue stone, owned by Princess Lilian, Elsa Schiaparelli
Leather travel bag with accompanying silver and crystal necessaires are finished with silver monogram of King Willem III, Storck & Sinsheimer in Hanau
Germany, late 19th C