Back to search results

PURSE HANDLE AND SILK LINING

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

Circular peach silk purse lining with pockets on the interior of the bag (one on either side). A semi attached raised peach gimp would have outlined the interior of the top opening. A rounded metal purse handle, 6 ¼” W x 3 ½” H x ¾” D (when closed as far as possible), with raised floral and leaf motifs on the front back. The bottom edge of both the front and back of the handle has a scalloped edge with each individual scallop being pierced with a singular small hole. The front also features an embellished circular hoop dangling from a loop to create a pull. The top of the handle has a repeating geometric pattern. A fixed floral pin is at the center of the top and on either side of pull, two inches down, are stylized floral loops for a chain. The handle closes with a push / pull clasp. French made. Inside stamped “MRS Co.” “Pat. APL’D FOR”

Object name:
PURSE HANDLE AND SILK LINING
Made from:
metal --silk
Made in:
France
Date made:
1900-1915
Size:
7 ¾” W., 7 ¾” H.

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
2014.10.14
Signature marks:
STAMP “MRS Co.” “Pat. APL’D FOR”
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973