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Purse with Egyptian ornament Purse

This is a Purse. It was made by Sloan & Company and retailed by Black, Starr and Frost Co.. It is dated ca. 1880 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is gold mesh, turquoise. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Frederick Saal. It is credited Gift of Frederick Saal in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Saal.

  • Purse (France)
  • cotton, glass and metal beads.
  • Gift of Dorothy Twining Globus.
  • 1988-23-1

Its dimensions are

19.5 L (including ring and chain) x 7.5 W x 1.2 D cm (7 11/16 x 2 15/16 x 1/2 in. )

It is signed

"14" and a trident symbol of Sloan & Company are stamped on inside of purse frame; below them "Black, Starr & Frost" is stamped.

Cite this object as

Purse with Egyptian ornament Purse; Made by Sloan & Company ; USA; gold mesh, turquoise; 19.5 L (including ring and chain) x 7.5 W x 1.2 D cm (7 11/16 x 2 15/16 x 1/2 in. ); Gift of Frederick Saal in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Saal; 1991-160-9

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