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Purse

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1800-1824 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered silk, with silk cord

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.554-1954

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The banishment of the pocket inspired one of the richest periods of development in hand-held accessories, as a great diversity of reticules, as they later became known, and purses in various materials and styles appeared. Large round, hexagonal or lozenge shapes based on the military sabretache of the Napoleonic Wars were favoured and their flat sides provided a vehicle for embroidered, beaded, painted and applied decoration.

Physical description

Flat, hexagonal-shapedwhite silk reticule with floral embroidery and silk cord tassels

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1800-1824 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered silk, with silk cord

Materials

Silk; Cord

Categories

Embroidery; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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