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Object Name: Wallet
Date: ca. 1834
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Medium: Leather
Dimensions: Overall: 3 1/2 x 7 3/8 x 1/2 in. ( 8.9 x 18.7 x 1.3 cm )
Description: Brown leather wallet with a flap across the top, when opened, the top has a fold-out flap compartment, the bottom has two compartments, the front one closes with a flap at the top; all sides inside and out are tooled with the same design of hunting dogs and hunters set in medallions.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Frank H. Griffing
Object Number: 1966.64
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Marks: handwritten: across top inside: "C. Crolius From Wm. F. Crolius. New York. / 1834."

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Clarkson Crolius (1773-1843) was a stoneware potter in New York. William F. Crolius (1808-1834), also a stoneware potter, was the younger brother of Clarkson Crolius, Jr. He gave this wallet to Clarkson when he was 26 years old, the same year that William died.