Lord Chancellor's Burse (Purse) with Royal Cypher and Coat of Arms of George III

Red silk velvet, silk embroidery, goldwork, pearls, black beads, sequins, pendant tassels | 78 x 50 x 5cm | 1700s

Unknown Artist

A richly decorated burse (purse) to hold the monarch's Great Seal of the Realm has a traditional role in the opening of parliament. The safekeeping of the seal was the responsibility of the Keeper of the Great Seal, an office later incorporated into ...
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