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Miser's Purse (France), 1810–40

This is a Miser's purse. It is dated 1810–40 and we acquired it in 1953. Its medium is silk, glass and metal beads and its technique is beaded knitting, crossed stockinette stitch. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled What's popular in a museum collection after a user interface change?.

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

Its dimensions are

L: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Initialed "AC" and "JC".

Cite this object as

Miser's Purse (France), 1810–40; silk, glass and metal beads; L: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. Albert Blum; 1953-106-94

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Miser's Purse (France), 1810–40 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=27 October 2016 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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