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Purse (France), 18th century

This is a Purse . It is dated 18th century and we acquired it in 1957. Its medium is silk and metal-wrapped silk embroidery on silk foundation and its technique is embroidered in stem, satin, running and couching stitches on plain weave foundation; bobbin lace. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Estate of Mrs. Lathrop Colgate Harper. It is credited Gift of the estate of Mrs. Lathrop Colgate Harper.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 10 x 13.5 cm (3 15/16 x 5 5/16 in.)

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Purse (France), 18th century; silk and metal-wrapped silk embroidery on silk foundation; H x W: 10 x 13.5 cm (3 15/16 x 5 5/16 in.); Gift of the estate of Mrs. Lathrop Colgate Harper; 1957-180-11

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