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Purse

Object Number: 
1937.61a-c
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Silk, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 5/8 in. ( 21 x 4.4 x 1.6 cm )
Description: 
Multi-colored silk crocheted purse (miser's bag) with slit in the middle cinched with two metal rings, colored stripes run the length of the purse with cinched ends trimmed with metal bells.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group