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  • Purse (France), early 18th century

    Small sheild-shaped purse of yellow silk satin damask embroidered in design of arabesques worked in silver thread with flowers in pink, blue and green silk, with the same design on…

  • Purse (Spain), late 17th century

    Flat rectangular bag of heavy green satin, embroidered in gold and silver metallic yarns and coral-colored silk. On one side the pious pelican is plucking her breast to provide sustenance…

  • Purse (France), 1910–20

    Oblong bag of colored glass beads in dark reddish-brown, gold, green and red, in a design of geometric bands. Fringe of beads at bottom. Gold-colored metal frame at top engraved…

  • Purse, late 18th–early 19th century

    Flat bag of white silk taffeta, embroidered on both sides with colored silks and metal threads; front, basket of flowers; back, flower spray with bird. Trimmed with narrow gold lace.…

  • Purse (France), 19th century

    Drawstring bag with large metal tassel at bottom. Diagonal bands of white netting separated by bands of metallic purl. Bebilla flowers and fruit applied along netting and in a deep…

  • Purse, early 19th century

    Flat purse with a drawstring top; one face has a bouquet of flowers, the other a basket of flowers. The sides and top are decorated with a deep edging of…

  • Purse (France), late 17th–early 18th century

    Small envelope-shaped case. Very faded and soiled rose color with a woven design in silver. Symmetrical stylized design of flowers and foliage. Lined with cream white taffeta. Has been edged…

  • Purse (France), 1640–1700

    Small flat envelope-shaped case, probably for letters. Dark red silk, basket weave, with woven design in cream color. Back has woven design of a fleur-de-lis on an orb with crown…

  • Purse (France), late 17th–early 18th century

    Envelope-shaped case of dull blue silk with woven design of silver. Back, silver urn with three fleurs-de-lis above and at sides. Confronted dolphins. Framed with heavy symmetrical foliage. Front same.…

  • Purse (France), early 19th century

    Flat envelope-shaped case, probably for letters. Embroidered in colored silks and metal thread. Border of flowers. On flap, “Souvenir D’Amitie” in gold. On back, initials “M.M.” in gold. Bound in…

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