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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1790-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk, embroidered with silk thread, with string tassel and straps

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Messrs Harrods Ltd.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bag shows the transition between hidden pockets and external reticule. Although embroidered for show and with drawstrings, the bag still resembles a pocket. Domestic embroidery and beadwork was less sophisticated that that produced by workshops, although by the standards of today beautifully accomplished.

Physical description

Bag or pocket with drawstrings embroidered with flowers coming out of a Grecian or roman urn with parrot motif in the centre. Pink tassel and pink tassel string straps

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1790-1800 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silk, embroidered with silk thread, with string tassel and straps


Length: 24.0 cm, Width: 18.0 cm, Depth: 3.0 cm


Silk; Silk thread; String


Embroidery; Accessories; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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