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Purse: T.3-1922

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unknown

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Description

Purse, linen, worked with polychrome silks, gilt and silver threads in couching, buttonhole and plaited braid stitches with woven bosses; 8 vertical compartments, each containing a long spray with circular stems bearing various flowers (cornflower, rose, strawberry). Gathered at the bottom, drawstring missing, handle of plaited silk attached by Turks head knots of silver cord lined with green silk.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Spencer George Perceval

Legal notes

Spencer George Perceval Bequest, 1922

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.25 in
Width: 2.75 in

Relative size of this object

2.8 cm3.3 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1923) by Perceval, Spencer George

Dating

Early 17th Century
James I
Charles I
Circa 1600 CE - Circa 1625 CE

Components of the work

Embroidery composed of silver thread silk thread gilt thread
Ground composed of linen
Handle+ Cord composed of silk
Handle
Purse

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.3-1922
Primary reference Number: 118537
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 14 September 2017 Last processed: Friday 11 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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