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Object ID # 1982.011.009
Object Name Purse
Title 20th-Century Hand Bag
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Year Range from 1920
Year Range to 1935
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description A metal link chain bag painted in greens, blues, and greys with a floral pattern. The mesh bag is attached to a metal frame with clasp closing. The angular gold-tone metal frame has been highlighted with green and beige enamel, and has attachment holes through which wire loops attach the frame to the bag. "Projection ears" on the top of the frame hold the metal link chain handle. The frame clasp has bright green glass push knobs. The main part of the bag has double mesh with inner lining. Across the bottom is a fringe of single mesh showing nine point finish (gives the bag as sawtooth-style bottom).
Provenance Unknown. May have belonged to either Eliza Burke or her daughter, Hazel Christie (neƩ Burke).
The enamelling on the jaws of the purse look like an Art Deco styling.

Collection Personal Gear
Material Fabric/Metal/Mesh/Enamel/Paint?
Dimensions W-10 L-14 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County