American Decorative Arts
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Purse or Etui

ca. 1865–1880

Gold, silk

2 3/8 x 2 7/8 in. (6 x 7.3 cm, 48 g)
Gift of Miss Alice Reinheart
1986.77.1
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Apparel/Costume
Geography: 
Possibly made in California, United States
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Pauline Reinhart; to her son and daughter-in-law Simon and Leontine Reinhart; to their daughter Alice Reinheart; gift 1986 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 1985–1987,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 40, no. 2 (Spring 1988): 88, ill.

Erin E. Eisenbarth, Baubles, Bangles, and Beads American Jewelry from Yale University, 1700-2005 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2005), 8, checklist, no. 33.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.