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  • Miser’s Purse, early 19th century

    Miser’s purse worked in bebilla or oya with very small flowers and leaves on green mesh. Two covered rings as slides for purse.

  • Miser’s Purse, early 19th century

    Small netted purse in dark brown silk with cut steel beads in floral design. Looped tassels of cut steel beads at each end; single steel ring.

  • Miser’s Purse (France), 1830–60

    Knitted miser’s purse of tan silk with cut steel beads, with beaded tassel at rounded end and bead loop fringe at flat end. Plain cut steel rings to fasten.

  • Miser’s Purse (France), early 19th century

    Cream colored silk miser’s purse with designs of flowers in cut steel beads. Tassels are made from cut steel loops. Single ring of steel, grooved ornament to fasten purse.

  • Miser’s Purse (France), 1820–40

    Netted white silk ornamented evenly with gold beads in small cone pattern. Two hexagonal gold rings engraved with floral and scroll motifs, control a side opening. Long tassels of gold…

  • Miser’s Purse (France), early 19th century

    White silk purse ornamented with cut steel and gold beads in small diamond pattern. Two rings of cut steel in gold control side opening. Twisted gold beads ending in larger…

  • Miser’s Purse (France), early 19th century

    Crocheted white silk ornamented with gold beads in all-over checkerboard pattern. Two gold rings with foliate decoration control side opening; fancy gold drops at each end.

  • Miser’s Purse (France), 1830–60

    Netted white silk ornamented with gold and cut steel beads, on one side only, in a zigzag and stylized floral pattern. One ring of cut steel rimmed in gold controls…

  • Miser’s Purse (France), 1810–40

    Initialed “AC” and “JC”; a base of cream-colored knitted silk is solidly covered with minute opalescent beads; it is further ornamented with gold and cut steel beads in a stylized…

  • Miser’s Purse (France), 1830–60

    Strings of tiny opalescent beads form a network of mesh. A gold bead is centered at each intersection of the mesh. Two honeycombed gold rings control side opening; two gold…

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