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Purse

Purse
Title
Purse
Date 
1780-1805
Medium 
Silk, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 13 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 3/4 in. ( 33.7 x 5.7 x 1.9 cm )
Description 
Green silk purse (miser's bag) with metal beadwork throughout, a slit in the center cinched with two metal rings, one edge is straight and has metal beadwork fringe, the other end is cinched closed and has a metal beadwork tassel.
Credit Line 
Gift of Laura V. André
Object Number 
1950.18a-c
Gallery Label 
This miser's bag belonged to Catherine Hogeboom Webb (1765-1805), wife of Samuel B. Webb (1753-1807), aide-de-camp to General George Washington in the Revolutionary War.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group