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Purse

Unknown1780/1800

The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

Many workshops in early eighteenth century France produced small purses. The finest French work was in beadwork. Beads were often used in conjunction with other techniques, to highlight parts of a knitted pattern or to form a solid base for soft purses. Very fine, multicoloured bead knitting was popular for purses, in which there was a single bead for every stitch, producing a dense beaded surface. This purse depicts a figure of a woman in a garden, leaning on a plinth with a rolled parasol in her right hand and a small dog at her feet

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Details

  • Title: Purse
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1780/1800
  • Location: France
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 4 in, Width: 5 in
  • Provenance: Bequeathed by Miss M. E. Pleydell-Bouverie
  • Medium: Beaded silk, lined with silk, silk cord

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