Drawstring bag

English
1610–50


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Overall (without tassels and cord): 6 x 6 cm (2 3/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.1080

Medium or Technique

Silk; satin embroidered with silk, gold metallic thread, seed pearls, spangles, metal purl, and colored glass; silk and metallic braided cords and handle; two tassels

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Red silk satin embroidered with gold metallic threads, seed pearls, metal purl, spangles, and bits of colored glass. Baroque design. Embroidery stitches include laid and couching, beading, bullion knots, braid stitch. Green and metallic braided cords and strap at top; two wood-core drawstring pull tassels covered in seed pearls, with silk, metallic thread and spangles. Green silk lining.

Provenance

Ex-Seligman Coll. (London); Elizabeth Day McCormick collection; Gift to the MFA, October 14, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection