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Handbag

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1850-1899 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered satin with steel and glass beads, flannel, silk, pearls, lined with silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss D. H. Watts

  • Museum number:

    T.90&A-1962

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Handbag and needlecase of embroidered mauve satin with steel, white and glass beads, and pieces of horn in a stylised floral design.

The main part of the handbag is formed of a square of satin folded double with two roundels stiffened with card attached at each end. The roundels are ornamented with a flower with stylised leaves radiating from it. The edges of the bag are decorated with a scalloped line of glass and white beads. It fastens with a mauve silk cord and two pearl buttons and is lined with cream silk.

Oblong needlecase made to match. Fastens with two loops of black cord and two pearl buttons. Inside is attached a piece of white flannel with three lines of buttonhole stitch in mauve silk. The case contains seven pins, three needles and a safety pin.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1850-1899 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered satin with steel and glass beads, flannel, silk, pearls, lined with silk

Descriptive line

Handbag and needlecase of embroidered satin with beads, England, 1850-1899

Categories

Textiles; Embroidery; Accessories; Clothing; Needlework accessories

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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