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Culture:English or Continental European
Title:purse
Date Made:1722
Type:Personal Gear
Materials:textile: silk, metallic threads
Place Made:United Kingdom; England or Continental Europe
Measurements:overall: 6 in x 5 1/2 in; 15.24 cm x 13.97 cm
Accession Number:  HD F.771
Credit Line:Mrs. Helen Geier Flynt

Description:
Bag embroidered with silk and metallic thread on a gold silk ground, which is dated "1722." The bag is decorated on both sides with flowers, piece of fruit, and floral borders, and the date on one side over a large upside-down heart shape worked in silk and metallic threads, and a large monogram worked in metallic threads on the other side. The bag is lined in blue silk taffeta. While similar in size to sweet bags, this example is not one.

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