Purse

Object Number: 
1942.312a-c
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Metal, linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 1/2 x 2 5/8 x 3/4 in. ( 47 x 6.7 x 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Purse (miser's bag) of brass beadwork netting worked on linen fiber, with a slit in the center cinched by two metal rings, the rings are threaded with a chain having a baton on each end, allowing the rings to part only the lenth of the chain from baton to baton, one end has a straight edge decorated with brass spangles and beadwork fringe, the other end is cinched closed and has a brass spangle and beadwork tassel.
Credit Line: 
Gift of William Dey
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group