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Purse

Description

Ivory purse, with red leather edging and interior, and a grapevine design on the front. The purse has three interior storage compartments, and a metal clasp to open and close it. Belonged to Lucy Maria Tappan (Bowen).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. middle 19th century
Inscriptions
"This purse belonged to Lucy Maria Bowen" (handwritten)
Material
ivory (tooth component)
leather
metal
Object type
Personal Gear
Places
United States
Descriptive terms
ivory (tooth component)
leather
metal
Purse
purses (ladies' accessories)
Dimensions
2 5/8 x 1/2 (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2002.29.30
Credit Line
Gift of Katharine Richardson
GUSN
247082

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