Purse

Collection Type

  • Clothing and Accessories

Date

ca. middle 19th century

GUSN

GUSN-247082

Description

Ivory purse, with red leather edging and interior, and a grapevine design on the front. The purse has three interior storage compartments, and a metal clasp to open and close it. Belonged to Lucy Maria Tappan (Bowen).

Details

Descriptive Terms

purses (ladies' accessories)
leather
ivory (tooth component)
metal
Purse

Inscription

"This purse belonged to Lucy Maria Bowen" (handwritten)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

2 5/8 x 1/2 (WxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Katharine Richardson

Accession Number

2002.29.30

Places

United States