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Silk and metal purse, 1920s. Collection of Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Purse Date: Culture: European Medium: metal, silk Dimensions: Length: 8 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Henry Callahan, 1965 Accession Number:

1701-1702 British Workbag at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "Capacious work bags were an important domestic accessory in the eighteenth century, and their decoration and scale reflected changing fashions in needlework...Work bags tended to be large so as to contain the substantial hanks of coloured worsted wool used for crewelwork, and made of linen or cotton."

Workbag Place of origin: England, Great Britain (made) Date: (made) Materials and Techniques: Embroidered in crewel wool on a linen and cotton ground Museum number:

Antique German Silver Metal Mesh Purse w/Inner Change Purse 1870s

This antique metal mesh purse is made of German silver, and has some great Greek designed on the frames. The most unique part of this purse is the inside mini mesh bag, that looks exactly like the lar