There are 2 other images of this object. This image is in the public domain (free of copyright restrictions), and as such we offer a high-resolution image of it. See our image rights statement.

 

See more objects with the color darkslategrey darkolivegreen darkgrey darkslategrey darkslategrey or see all the colors for this object.

Object Timeline

1953

  • We acquired this object.

2008

2012

2013

2015

2021

  • You found it!

Miser's Purse (France)

This is a Miser's purse. It is dated 1810–30 and we acquired it in 1953. Its medium is silk, metal beads and its technique is netting. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled One for the Money.

This object was donated by Mrs. Albert Blum. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Albert Blum.

Its dimensions are

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

Cite this object as

Miser's Purse (France); silk, metal beads; L: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.); Gift of Mrs. Albert Blum; 1953-106-70

This image is in the public domain (free of copyright restrictions). You can copy, modify, and distribute this work without contacting the Smithsonian. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18394329/ |title=Miser's Purse (France) |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=8 December 2021 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>