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What is this?

Initialed "AC" and "JC"; a base of cream-colored knitted silk is solidly covered with minute opalescent beads; it is further ornamented with gold and cut steel beads in a stylized leaf pattern and a pattern of small rosettes. Two gold rings control side opening; small gold drops at either end.

This is a miser's purse from France. It is dated 1810–40 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, glass and metal beads technique: beaded knitting, crossed stockinette stitch

Its dimensions are

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

It is inscribed

Initialed "AC" and "JC".

This object was donated by Mrs. Albert Blum

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