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Purse

Description

Mother-of-pearl purse, with red leather edging, and a floral design on the front. The inside of the purse is made of pink cotton, and it contains three separate compartments for holding smaller belongings. There is a metal clasp to open and close the purse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. middle 19th century
Material
cotton (textile)
leather
metal
mother of pearl
Object type
Personal Gear
Places
Probably United States
Descriptive terms
cotton (textile)
leather
metal
mother of pearl
Purse
purses (ladies' accessories)
Dimensions
2 3/8 x 3/8 (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2002.29.31
Credit Line
Gift of Katharine Richardson
GUSN
248338

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