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Stocking purse

Stocking purse

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1800-1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Crocheted silk and steel beads, embellished with steel rings, tassel and fringe

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Messrs Harrods Ltd.

  • Museum number:

    T.1395-1913

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Wallet or stocking purses were very popular up to the 1860s, and they survive in great numbers, although examples of frame-knitted (machine) purses are rare. Many stocking purses were netted in silk and had steel beads, spangles and paillettes with steel, gilt, silver or gold sliders and tassels; their decoration varied from the minimal to highly patterned. Often they were inscribed and dated, many, like this one, were made as gifts for gentlemen.

Physical description

Beaded stocking purse, crocheted in red silk and steel beads, with steel rings, tassel and fringe

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1800-1870 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Crocheted silk and steel beads, embellished with steel rings, tassel and fringe

Materials

Silk thread; Steel

Categories

Accessories; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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