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Purse

Purse
Title
Purse
Date 
1860-1890
Medium 
Leather, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 7/8 x 4 3/8 x 3/4 in. ( 17.5 x 11.1 x 1.9 cm )
Description 
Red leather purse with rounded bottom corners, brass framed clasp fastener across the top, a brass chain strap, one side is machine embroidered in white, yellow and green silk floss a floral and leaf design; there is one compartment inside.
Credit Line 
Gift of Herbert D. Halsey
Object Number 
1941.26
Marks 
stamped: on top of clasp: "BREVETE"
Gallery Label 
This purse belonged to Elizabeth Francis Reboul.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group