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English linen purse embroidered with flowers in silk

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An image of Textiles/embroidery/purse. 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. Height, whole, 3.25 in, width, whole, 2.75 in, after 1601 to before 1700. English.

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Textiles/embroidery/purse. 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. Height, whole, 3.25 in, width, whole, 2.75 in, after 1601 to before 1700. English.

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  • Accession Number: T.3-1922
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/39.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Jaymes Sinclair
  • Image height: 768 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 114.72kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 39/1

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