Purse

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1800-1811

GUSN

GUSN-23447

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

Descriptive Terms

purses (ladies' accessories)
accessories
leather
silver (metal)
tortoise shell
Leather
Shell
Silver
PURSE

Inscription

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.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

5.5 x 6.25 x 3.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.1633AB