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The transfer on this delicate drawstring bag depicts a minstrel playing his lute next to a seated lady holding a fan. The scene is reminiscent of those painted by the French artist Jean-Antoine Watteau during the early eighteenth century. A papier-mâché base made from German newspapers, which confirms its national provenance, supports the silk exterior. Machine stitched, the bag would have been relatively inexpensive.

Details

  • Title: RETICULE
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: c1900
  • Location Created: GERMAN
  • Type: Handbag
  • Rights: SIMONE HANDBAG MUSEUM
  • Medium: SILK MOIRÉ, SILK SATIN RIBBON, METAL, SEQUINS, METAL BEADS, AND METAL THREAD

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