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What is this?

Netted in blue silk on one side, ornamented and tasseled at end with gold beads; brown silk ornamented with cut steel beads and tasseled with steel beads on other side. Two rings control side opening; on the blue side is a gold ring, on the brown there is a ring of cut steel.

This is a miser's purse from France. It is dated 1810–30 and we acquired it in 1953. Gift of Mrs. Albert Blum. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: silk, metal beads technique: netting

Its dimensions are

L: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.)

This object was donated by Mrs. Albert Blum

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