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Purse Place of origin: England (made) Date: (made) Artist/Maker: unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Mother-of-pearl, lined with silk, silver-gilt braid, silk and silver threads

In the 17th century decorative purses such as this one were rarely used to carry money, as their wealthy owners engaged in few commercial exchanges requiring cash. In addition to serving as 'sweet bags' or 'gift wrapping', purses sometimes functioned as sewing kits that held needles, thread and tiny scissors.

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Purse Place of origin: England, Great Britain (embroidered) Date: (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Linen canvas, silk and silver thread Museum number: 316 Gallery location: In Storage

1660-1680 English Purse at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "A clasped frame, or 'snap-hance', closes this densely embroidered purse....This type of fastening, more secure than a drawstring, may indicate that the purse was intended to hold money. In the 17th century gifts of coin were frequently presented in elaborately decorated purses."

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Purse Place of origin: England, Great Britain Date: Materials and Techniques: Leather embroidered with silver and silver-gilt thread, cord and couched purl work, bound with metal thread braid, lined with silk Museum number:

A fine and rare northern European purse-frame, ca. 1490. I also want to point out that the Victoria and Albert museum in London and the Met in New york has an example of this, how ever this is the "BEST" example seen here to date. (PF #3 2007)

Pinner says: A fine and rare northern European purse-frame, ca. I also want to point out that the Victoria and Albert museum in London and the Met in New york has an example of this, how ever this is the "BEST" example seen here to date.

Lovely.  sixteenth century. Royal Collection.

Creation Date: sixteenth century Materials: Dimensions: x x cm RCIN 37040 Description: A silk, silver and gold thread needlework pomander purse, covered in needlework of floral design with a gold fringe and drawstring with four tassels.

The elaborately embroidered purses exhibited in this case probably correspond to the sweet bags" recorded in a number of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century inventories. The purses appear to have been worn around the person and to have carried scented herbs and essences to ward off the evil smells of daily life

Purse Date:early century Culture:British Medium:Silk and metal thread on canvas Dimensions:L. 2 inches x cm) Classification:Textiles-Embroidered Credit Line:Rogers Fund, by exchange, 1929 Accession

Purse Date: first quarter 17th century Culture: British Medium: Silk and metal thread on canvas Accession Number: 64.101.1262

Purse Date: first quarter century Culture: British Medium: Silk and metal thread on canvas Accession Number:

Tapestry Weave Small Purse, 1580-1650, Augusta Auctions, November 2009 Museum Fashion & Textile Sale, Lot 195

Augusta Auctions accepts consignments of historic clothing and textiles from museums, estates and individuals.

Purse | European | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Century Purse, European, Iron and Leather / The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters Collection, 1952

Woman's purse, dated 1595, image from LACMA.

French purse, circa Silk velvet with metallic-thread embroidery and seed pearls; braided and knotted trim, length inches.

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