Wallet

Object Number: 
1966.64
Date: 
ca. 1834
Medium: 
Leather
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 7 3/8 x 1/2 in. ( 8.9 x 18.7 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten: across top inside: "C. Crolius From Wm. F. Crolius. New York. / 1834."
Description: 
Brown leather wallet with a flap across the top, when opened, the top has a fold-out flap compartment, the bottom has two compartments, the front one closes with a flap at the top; all sides inside and out are tooled with the same design of hunting dogs and hunters set in medallions.
Gallery Label: 
Clarkson Crolius (1773-1843) was a stoneware potter in New York. William F. Crolius (1808-1834), also a stoneware potter, was the younger brother of Clarkson Crolius, Jr. He gave this wallet to Clarkson when he was 26 years old, the same year that William died.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Frank H. Griffing
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group