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Purse

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1700-1799 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Knitted silk, with gilt opening bars and finger-ring

  • Credit Line:

    Given by E. Hart, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    T.257-1922

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

From the early eighteenth century, fine steel needles were used to knit purses and small bags in patterned silk, and their workmanship was very fine. A small number of machine-knitted purses also began to become widely available. This purse includes a finger ring.

Physical description

Knitted silk purse, with gilt opening bars and finger-ring

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1700-1799 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Knitted silk, with gilt opening bars and finger-ring

Materials

Silk; Gilt

Categories

Accessories; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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