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Purse

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1650-1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven silk and metal thread, with silk ribbon trimming

  • Museum number:

    557-1893

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Many woven purses were made in France, some as marriage gifts. This example is woven in a Cupid and heart design. The quotation AQUILAURA, is French and in full reads c'est a qui l'laura (it is a question of who gets it first).

Physical description

Tapestry woven purse of silk and metal thread in a Cupid and heart design with a green silk ribbon trimming formed in loops, with tassels. A quotation AQUILAURA, formed in a mirror image,reads c'est a qui l'aura (it is a question of who gets it first)

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1650-1700 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven silk and metal thread, with silk ribbon trimming

Marks and inscriptions

'AQUILAURA'
c'est a qui l'aura
It is a question of who gets it first

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 cm not including fringe, Width: 12 cm not including fringe, Width: 2.5 cm fringe

Materials

Silk; Metal thread; Ribbon

Techniques

Weaving

Categories

Marriage; Europeana Fashion Project; Accessories; Personal accessories

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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