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Purse: T.3-1922

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Purse, linen, 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.


History note: Unknown before Spencer George Perceval

Legal notes

Spencer George Perceval Bequest, 1922

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.25 in
Width: 2.75 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1923) by Perceval, Spencer George


17th Century, Early#
James I
Charles I
Circa 1600 CE - Circa 1625 CE

Components of the work

Embroidery composed of silver thread silk thread gilt thread
Ground composed of linen
Handle+ Cord composed of silk

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.3-1922
Primary reference Number: 118537
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 14 September 2017 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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