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Drawstring Purse, silk and metallic needlework

ca. 1700
Origin: Italy
L: 4"; W: 5 1/2"
Silk, metallic cord.
Gift of Anonymous Donors
Acc. No. 1971-1412
Drawstring purse of white silk embroidered with polychrome floss silk and couched metallic cord. On one side is a pink carnation surrounded by scrolling gold leaves. On the other side is a pink rose similarly surrounded. Edging of pink silk ribbon ruching forms fringe on the curved edges. The purse opening is trimmed with gold metallic lace. Pink silk ribbon drawstring ends with silk pompons. Lined with dark red silk.
Provenance:Ex Coll: Mrs. DeWitt Clinton Cohen.