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Purse (France), 18th century

This is a Purse. It is dated 18th century and we acquired it in 1957. Its medium is silk, glass beads and its technique is looping incorporating strung beads. two panels worked separately. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.

This object was donated by Estate of Mrs. Lathrop Colgate Harper. It is credited Gift of the estate of Mrs. Lathrop Colgate Harper.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 9.5 x 7.6 cm (3 3/4 x 3 in.)

It is inscribed

"JAY LA VICTORIE" and "..SE TROUVENT (P)RIS"

Cite this object as

Purse (France), 18th century; silk, glass beads; H x W: 9.5 x 7.6 cm (3 3/4 x 3 in.); Gift of the estate of Mrs. Lathrop Colgate Harper; 1957-180-17

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