Bag

beadwork

Western or Central European
1830–50


Object Place: Europe (Western or Central)

Dimensions

Overall: 20 x 8.4 x 8cm (7 7/8 x 3 5/16 x 3 1/8in.) Other (Chain extends at top): 11.5cm (4 1/2in.)

Accession Number

43.1169

Medium or Technique

Glass beads on Silk knit nit, silk lining, metal and enamel clasp, stones, and glass mirror

On View

Gail and Ernst von Metzsch Gallery (Gallery 225A)

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Bag. Beadwork on cotton foundation. Polychrome design on clear ground: central band of blue morning glories, narrow red floral bands above and below. Octagonal white metallic frame and top with stylized floral motifs and blue/white enamel plaque on top, mirror inside; button closure, chain. Forest green silk lining.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection