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

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

5.5 x 6.25 x 3.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.1633AB