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Change Purse

1937.1146 (RS246187)

Description

Small red leather wallet with black lacquered side panels inlaid with mother-of-pearl and metal. The purse has a metal frame, hinge and clasp. Interior of red leather with coin purse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1854
Inscriptions
"Maria L. Fowler / Danvers / Camden, Me. Aug 9th / 1854" (handwritten)
Material
lacquer (coating)
leather
metal
mother of pearl
papier mâché
Object type
Personal Gear; Personal Carrying & Storage Gear
Descriptive terms
Bag, Carrying
coin purses
lacquer (coating)
leather
metal
mother of pearl
Papier Mache
papier mâché
Purse
Purse, Change
wallets
Dimensions
2 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1937.1146
Credit Line
Fowler House Purchase
GUSN
39371

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