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Purse

Object Number: 
Z.1480
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Leather, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 3 7/8 x 7/8 in. ( 7 x 9.8 x 2.2 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on top of clasp at center of metal frame: "BREVETE" stamped: center of furthest divided inside: "Gold." stamped: center of middle divider inside: "Silver." stamped: center of outer divider inside: "Bank Notes."
Description: 
Gold tooled leather coin purse with metal framed clasp fastener; both sides of the outside have a scroll designed border tooled on; the inside is made of red leather, and when opened the two sides are divided by a piece of metal with an openwork design, one side has two compartments, the back one having accordioned sides and the front one being pocket-type with a flap across the top and a leather loop on top of the flap for storing a writing implement, the other side has one compartment with accordioned sides and three leather dividers, each with a folded flap at the top and fanned together.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Lillian Gibbs, 1952
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group