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Gold Purse

Gold Purse

Place Made: Morocco

Medium: Gold, diamonds, emeralds, rubies

Dimensions: 7 x 6 1/2 x 2 inches

Gold purse with openwork floral design bordered along front edges with inset alternating rubies and emeralds.  Center front of purse has a raised floral design inset with diamonds surrounding an emerald in center.  Five smaller leaf motifs inlayed with diamonds and emeralds are at each corner and top of the purse.  The purse has a chain link strap.

King Hassan of Morocco presented First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy with this gold purse, decorated with diamonds, rubies and emeralds.

Courtesy of Caroline Bouvier Kennedy

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Courtesy of Caroline Bouvier Kennedy