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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 leaf pattern and a pattern of small rosettes. Two gold rings control side opening; small gold drops at either end.

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  • Title: Miser's purse
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1810–40
  • Inscribed: Initialed "AC" and "JC".
  • Exhibitions: Purses/Pouches/Pockets, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, 12/6/88-3/5/89Body Language: Jewelry and Accessories at the National Design Museum, National Design Museum, 3/14/95 - 8/21/95
  • Dimensions: L: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)
  • Type: Miser's purse
  • Rights: Gift of Mrs. Albert Blum
  • Medium: Medium: silk, glass and metal beads Technique: beaded knitting, crossed stockinette stitch

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