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19th c. Ditty Bag

19th c. Ditty Bag

A late 19th c. sailors ditty bag constructed of leather.

 

The body constitutes a standardized form, tall and cylindrical with an interior lining that is compartmentalized via thick double twine stitching. Large leather "fingers" secured with copper rivets complete the body seam.

 

The base is comprised of a wooden bottom made of walnut wood and is via a series of small copper tacks. A braided leather handle applied via copper rivets completes the top.

 

Remains in an overall structurally sound state of condition with a few scattered trivial losses at the rim. Surface elements present will with strong historic elements.

 

New England origin. Ca. 1890-1900. 20"OAH, 13 1/2"T x 7 3/4"W.

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