Miser's purse

Medium: silk, metal Technique: crocheted | early 19th century

Unknown Maker

Crocheted lavender silk ornamented with cut steel beads in pattern of minute squares. Two faceted steel rings control side opening. Steel drop at each end.

Credit: Gift of Mrs. Albert Blum
Object: 1953-106-50

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