"Miser's" Purse

American
1830–80


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

35.8 x 6.8 x 1.8 cm (14 1/8 x 2 11/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

53.2146

Medium or Technique

Silk knit with cut steel beads, rings, findings

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Miser’s purse; knitted of dark red wilk with small round cut steel beads knitted into both ends; two simple steel rings in center; one end flat, other end gathered into cut steel tassel; trimmed with cut steel fringe; made by donor’s mother.

Provenance

Mrs. Algernon Lowell Coolidge

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen W. Coolidge