Small Purse

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

GUSN

GUSN-47769

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

Descriptive Terms

coin purses
wallets
mother of pearl
leather
cloth
bone (material)
Bag, Carrying
Purse
Bone
Purse

Inscription

"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.)

Pattern

Bone

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

2 1/4 x 2 5/8 x 3/5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Frances Jay

Accession Number

1969.403