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Object Name Purse
Date 1900-1920
Description Metal mesh purse made of linked rings. Rectangular; the metal frame has a raised floral design and cut-out hearts; ball clasp; chain handle; ball tassels at bottom. Marked inside near the clasp: "G. SILVER / M. & H." The marking may indicate that the frame is made of German silver, an alloy of copper, nickel, and zinc that contains no silver metal. Measures 5.5 inches high (not including handle) x 5.250 inches wide.
(Keywords: Fashion, Accessory, Early Twentieth Century)
Ownership and History
Earliest Date 1900
Latest Date 1920
Material Metal
Subjects Clothing & dress
Lexicon Sub-category Personal Gear
Catalog Number X90.0368
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Efron family in memory of Dr. Meryl Efron, December 2015.
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