Miser's purse

American
19th century


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

43 x 5 x 1.7 cm (16 15/16 x 1 15/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

53.2290

Medium or Technique

Silk knit nit with cut steel beads and fixtures

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Miser’s purse; silk knitted in horizontal ombré stripes blue and brown with small cut steel beads added in vertical stripes; twisted, looped cut steel tassel at each end; cut steel rings in center; several cracks; a number of holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Eleanor E. Barry