Coin purse

Object Number: 
INV.14206
Date: 
1854
Medium: 
Silver, silk moiré
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 3 1/8 x 5/8 in. ( 4.8 x 7.9 x 1.6 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: in the reserve: "Janette Pirsson/ 1854" in script
Description: 
Silver coin purse; rectangular body with chamfered corners, concave sides and raised, flat centers; all over engraving on the raised centers, geometric decoration around a rectangular reserve on the front and a floral cartouche on the reverse with geometric designs and foliate scrolls around the edges; "Janette Pirsson/ 1854" engraved in script in the reserve; wheel turned waves on the raised edge; cylindrical hinge along one side with a spring loaded clasp on the opposite side; one scalloped pocket in the center; lined with peach colored silk moiré; no maker's marks.
Gallery Label: 
This coin purse belonged to Janette Pirsson, wife of Joseph P. pirsson, Jr. and the mother of Ida Pirsson, who married Henry A. Hurlbut, Jr.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Gerard Post Herrick, 1957
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group