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Small Purse

1969.403 (RS246193)

Description

Small leather and mother-of-pearl purse or wallet. The front has a mother-of -pearl carved relief of a seated woman with dog in oval metal frame inlaid into center of mother-of-pearl panel. Red fabric interior with accordian fold dividers.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
"Miss Davison" (Calling Card)
"First purse belonging / to Robert G. Shaw / given him by his father / given to me by his / mother in 1868 / Mabel Davison" (Written on enclosed calling card.)
Material
cloth
leather
mother of pearl
Object type
Personal Gear; Personal Carrying & Storage Gear
Descriptive terms
Bag, Carrying
Bone
bone (material)
cloth
coin purses
leather
mother of pearl
Purse
wallets
Dimensions
2 1/4 x 2 5/8 x 3/5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.403
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Frances Jay
GUSN
47769

Wallpaper Details

Pattern Name
Bone

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