"Miser's" purse

French
early 19th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

30.5 x 5.5 x 1.5 cm (12 x 2 3/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

41.878

Medium or Technique

White silk; knit ground with design of wavy bands of gilt metal beads outline with green silk embroidery thread and minute discs of gilt metal beads outline with pink silk embroidery thread, between wavy lines at ends; vertical lines of gilt metal bead

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Provenance

Before 1941, Collection of Mrs. Edward N. Herzog; 1941, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 11, 1941)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift