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Purse

  • Object:

    Purse

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Needle lace in silk and metal thread

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Muriel Gardiner

  • Museum number:

    T.198-1927

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Purse is ornamented with four standing (most probably dancing) figures arranged in pairs. Figures are executed in coloured silks (red, beige, blue, brown) and metal threads on a green ground of lozanga pattern. On the bottom of the purse is a rosette-shaped decoration with a tassel in the centre. The same type of tassel (made of red silk and metal threads) is preserved at the end of the green tying string, but lacking the original red silk cuffs.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1700 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Needle lace in silk and metal thread

Dimensions

Height: 10 cm, Circumference: 30 cm

Object history note

Given by Muriel Gardiner

Descriptive line

Purse, needle lace in silk and metal thread, ca. 1700, England

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Clare Browne, Lace from the Victoria and Albert Museum, 2004, p. 22, pl. 41.

Materials

Silk thread; Metal thread

Techniques

Lace-making

Categories

Lace; Accessories; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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