Early 19th century
27 x 20 cm (10 5/8 x 7 7/8 in. )
Medium or Technique
Silk, Satin, metal / embroidery
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Bag, reticule; septagonal. White satin embroidered with polychrome silks, silver threads, silver sequins. Four sided. On front, in center of wreath of roses tied with blue bow, is written VALUE THE TRIFLE. On back, in similar wreath, is FRIENDSHIP. On sides are flroal motifs; one of sweetpeas, the other of pansies. On all sides a border of silver threads in chain motif entwined with curling brown vine. Primarily worked in satin stitch. Thirteen silk tassels attached. White ribbon ties. A few spots and stains.