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Purse: MAR.T.34-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown


  • Purse
  • Category: costume accessory



Circular purse in green velvet, embroidered with coloured silks and metal threads in couching and satin stitches. The pattern on the upper part includes Fleur de Lys whilst on the lower part there is a coat of arms.

Legal notes

Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 10.1/4 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


17th Century
Circa 1600 - Circa 1699


This type of purse was often used to hold money for gambling

Materials used in production

embroidery Silk
embroidery Metal thread
ground Velvet

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Circular purse in green velvet, embroidered with coloured silks and metal threads in couching and satin stitches.

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.T.34-1912
Primary reference Number: 110518
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 21 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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