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Purse (France), early 18th century

This is a Purse. It is dated early 18th century and we acquired it in 1942. Its medium is silk and metal thread embroidery over paper on silk foundation and its technique is embroidered in stem and knotting stitches and couching over paper on damask foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

It is credited Gift of Frederick P.Victoria.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 11 x 9 cm (4 5/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Purse (France), early 18th century; silk and metal thread embroidery over paper on silk foundation; H x W: 11 x 9 cm (4 5/16 x 3 9/16 in.); Gift of Frederick P.Victoria; 1942-65-1

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