Miser's Purse (France), 1810–30
Medium: silk, metal beads Technique: netting. Gift of Mrs. Albert Blum. 1953-106-70.
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.