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1998.1633AB (RS23044)

Description

Tortoise shell purse(A) w/ red leather accordion-shaped container. Leather creates two outer flaps finished in tortoise shell and has silver clasp for closure on both sides. Gold design stamped on leather. 2 chains on sides as handles. B: tortoise shell card holder w/ clasp -button release.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1811
Inscriptions
Engraved on top of B: ""Jennie"" Why does this say Jennie? Who did it belong to after JST's great great grandmother?
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
leather
silver (metal)
tortoise shell
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
leather
Leather
PURSE
purses (ladies' accessories)
Shell
Silver
silver (metal)
tortoise shell
Dimensions
5.5 x 6.25 x 3.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.1633AB
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
23447

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