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Purse, 18th century

This is a Purse. It is dated 18th century and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is silk and metal-wrapped silk and its technique is stranded knitting. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Eleanor Garnier Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Eleanor Garnier Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 50.5 x 11 cm (19 7/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

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Purse, 18th century; silk and metal-wrapped silk; H x W: 50.5 x 11 cm (19 7/8 x 4 5/16 in.); Gift of Eleanor Garnier Hewitt; 1931-40-54

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