Purse Date: ca. 1700 Culture: English Dimensions: No dimensions recorded. Classification: Textiles Credit Line: Purchase, Contributions for Acquisitions for the Textile Study Room, 1981 Accession Number: 1981.154.2
c.1840s Beaded miser´s purse, crocheted in grey silk. Cut steel beads, inscribed with double initials, two rings, tassel and fringe. 2 different monograms embroidered in cut steel: TG and AG. Probably a symbol of affection in courtship or to a newly married lady or gentleman.
Pouch Date: early 18th century Culture: Russian Medium: silk, metal Dimensions: 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. (12.1 x 8.9 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Edward S. Harkness in memory of her mother, Elizabeth Greenman Stillman, 1931