Purse

European
about 1900


Dimensions

Height x width: 8 x 10 1/2 in. (20.3 x 26.7 cm)

Accession Number

2011.408

Medium or Technique

Wool and metal. Beaded (metal beads?) and embroidered.

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Embroidered and beaded purse. Metal frame and chain strap. One side has a floral motif, the other side, a scene with a man, woman and dogs.

Provenance

Acquired in Paris, probably about 1920, by William Moore Robinson (b. 1857) and given to his sister, Bertha Robinson Conyngham (b. 1865 - d. 1968), Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania; by inheritance from Bertha Conyngham to her nephew's wife, Helen Monroe Robinson; late 1980s, given by Helen Robinson to her daughter-in-law, June Robinson, Milton, MA; 2011, gift of June Robinson to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 22, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of June N. Robinson