Miser's Purse, 1810–30
Miser’s purses were used by men and women to carry coins and other small objects. The metal rings slide to the side to reveal a slit which gives access to the contents inside.
This object was
Mrs. Albert Blum.
It is credited
Gift of Mrs. Albert Blum.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 3.2 × 24.1 cm (1 1/4 in. × 9 1/2 in.)
Cite this object as
Miser's Purse, 1810–30; silk, metal; H x W x D: 3.2 × 24.1 cm (1 1/4 in. × 9 1/2 in.); Gift of Mrs. Albert Blum; 1953-106-57
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Paisley.