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Purse

Object Number: 
INV.11331
Date: 
ca. 1787
Medium: 
Leather, paper, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/8 x 6 3/8 x 1/2 in. ( 11.1 x 16.2 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten: across inside flap: "Gerard Rutgers. Bo.t of Berry & Rodgers / 19th June -- 1787 --"
Description: 
Leather purse (pocketbook) with flap at the top with metal arabesque shaped clasp fastener; when opened, there are two compartments lined with marbled paper, one of which has a flap across the opening.
Gallery Label: 
This was the pocketbook of Gerard Rutgers, and is dated June 19th, 1787.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group