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Miser's Purse (France), 1830–60

This is a Miser's purse. It is dated 1830–60 and we acquired it in 1953. Its medium is silk, glass beads, metal and its technique is bead-linked mesh. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Albert Blum. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Albert Blum.

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Its dimensions are

L: 24 cm (9 7/16 in.)

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Miser's Purse (France), 1830–60; silk, glass beads, metal; L: 24 cm (9 7/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. Albert Blum; 1953-106-93

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