Miser's Purse (France), 1810–40
Medium: silk, glass and metal beads Technique: beaded knitting, crossed stockinette stitch. Gift of Mrs. Albert Blum. 1953-106-94
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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.