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Coin Purse

Coin Purse
Coin Purse
Title
Coin Purse
Date 
1833
Medium 
Glass, metal, linen, chamois
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 7/8 x 3 1/8 x 1/4 in. ( 9.8 x 7.9 x 0.6 cm )
Description 
Multi-colored glass and metal beaded purse (coin purse) with slightly curved metal snap fastener, curved edges at the bottom, monogram at top, floral design in center bordered on top with one row of diamonds and below with several rows of same, snap fastener has studded pattern across it. Made for John James Audubon by his wife.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Edmundo Lassalle
Object Number 
1970.2
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at upper center in beading: "J J A"; on reverse at upper center in beading: "1833"
Gallery Label 
Lucy Audubon was married to naturalist-artist John James Audubon. She made this purse for him to use to carry tips for footmen, doorman, etc. when entertained by nobility abroad.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group