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Object Number: 
ca. 1800
Overall: 6 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. ( 17.1 x 14 cm )
Linen drawstring pouch with initials inscribed in ink: "C A B"; originally held doubloon given to Catherine Anna Remsen by her great-grandmother.
Gallery Label: 
A note with the pouch states that it originally contained a doubloon, given by Anna Rutgers Bancker (1736-1822) to her great-granddaughter Catherine Anna Remsen (Mrs. Frederick Schuchardt) when she was a little girl, telling her never to part from it unless her children needed bread. It descended to the great-great-great granddaughter of Anna Rutgers Bancker, Julia Lawrence Wells (d. 1954) and was donated by her first cousin.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Edward Rutledge
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group