Money purse

Object Number: 
INV.14149
Date: 
1862-ca. 1900
Medium: 
Silver, silk moiré
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 3 5/8 x 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 9.2 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the front center: "H P J" stamped: on the interior side: "STERLING B (with a sword through the center) 2091"
Description: 
Seamed silver money purse; rectangular body with rounded corners and sides; front engraved with foliate scrolls around, "H P J" in script in the center; cylindrical hinge along the bottom, and a spring-loaded clasp at the top center; two rings applied to the top ends which attach to an oval link chain; two pockets and lining made of liliac silk moiré; makers' marks stamped on the interior sides.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the James Foundation, 1964
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group