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Purse, ca. 1915

This is a Purse. It was designed by Franz Xaver Unterseher and made by Emma & Sophie Maull. It is dated ca. 1915 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is silk, glass beads, silver and its technique is beaded knitting. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.

This object was donated by Betty Ivey Martin. It is credited Gift of Betty Ivey Martin.

Its dimensions are

H x W (with chain extended): 40.6 × 24.3 cm (16 in. × 9 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

STERLING (stamped on frame)

It is inscribed

Vivian Martin Jefferson (engraved on frame)

Cite this object as

Purse, ca. 1915; Designed by Franz Xaver Unterseher (German, 1888–1954); silk, glass beads, silver; H x W (with chain extended): 40.6 × 24.3 cm (16 in. × 9 9/16 in.); Gift of Betty Ivey Martin; 1988-78-2

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Paisley.

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