Sporran, made of calfskin

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Sporran, made of calfskin

This sporran is made of calfskin and probably dates from the 17th century.

The sporran is adorned with three leather knotted tags and tassels. It has a semicircular brass clasp engraved with Gothic leafage, and a brass button for pressing a spring.

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Online ID: 000-100-082-386-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1905.780
Date: 17th century
Material: Calf skin, leather and brass. Inscription: 1724
Dimensions: 235 mm L x 204 mm W x 28 mm D
What: ICOM Number: 8
Subject: European Costume : accessories : sporrans
Who: Noel Paton Collection
Where: Great Britain, Scotland
Description: Sporran of calf skin, adorned with three leather knotted tags and tassels, with a semicircular brass clasp and a brass button for pressing a spring: Scottish, probably 17th century
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