Money purse

Money purse
Title
Money purse
Date 
ca. 1909
Medium 
Silver, leather, stone
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 x 3 1/2 x 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 8.9 x 1.3 cm )
Description 
Seamed silver money purse; rectangular body with rounded corners and sides; front and back engraved with foliate scrolls; oval reserve in the front center engraved, "A C" in script; cylindrical hinge along the bottom, and an spring-loaded clasp at the top center set with a red stone; two rings applied to the top ends which attach to an oval link chain; two pockets and lining made of tan leather; makers' marks stamped on the interior sides. 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 Miss Catherine B. Canda
Object Number 
1980.50
Marks 
engraved: in the reserve: "A C" in script stamped: on interior sides: "BBB" conjoined, "STERLING 1474"
Gallery Label 
This money purse belonged to Angeline Canda (1871-1952) the granddaughter of John H. Abeel and the mother of the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group