Purse: beaded , K.Z.B.

Object Number: 
INV.11311
Date: 
1840-1890
Medium: 
Silk, metal, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 3/8 x 6 5/8 in. ( 34 x 16.8 cm )
Marks: 
beaded: across center, metal beads: "K Z B"
Description: 
Overall oval-shaped black velvet purse (clutch bag) with silk lining; on front, trim in U-shape worked in metallic spangles and metal and glass beads, metal bead stars at top and bottom, monogram in center, metal snap fastener with undulating edges, (probably nickel) with bail at the top holding ring, probably to suspend from a belt; outdoor image worked into metal showing a house, grass, an arrow, a shed, a tree, and geometric design above hinges, reverse has no decoration or metalwork, beadwork fringe around bottom.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group