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Purse (1)

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The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

From the early eighteenth century, fine steel needles were used to knit purses and small bags in patterned silk, and their workmanship was very fine. A small number of machine-knitted purses also began to become widely available. This purse includes a finger ring.

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  • Title: Purse (1)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1700/1799
  • Location: Great Britain
  • Provenance: Given by E. Hart, Esq.
  • Medium: Knitted silk, with gilt opening bars and finger-ring

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