Medium: silk and metal thread embroidery on silk foundation Technique: embroidered in stem, satin, padded satin and knotting stitches with attached coils of gilt foil and gilt wire on plain weave foundation | mid-18th century

Unknown Maker

Small shield-shaped purse on steel frame with spring catch, embroidered front and back in fine knot stitch with metal threads. One side shows a figure of a youth in a green coat, knee breeches, red stockings, and a round cap with a tassel holding a s...
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