Skip to main content

Purse: T.4-1922

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unknown

Entities

Categories

Description

Purse, tissue, silver and gold, worked with metal threads and a little silk in buttonhole and plaited braid stitches; gathered at the bottom which is embroidered like a calyx, the bag forming the corolla of the flower; plaited draw string; elaborate tassels resembling flowers with calyx of interlaced thread, petals of buttonhole stitch and stamens of Turks head knots.

Legal notes

Spencer George Perceval Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.5 in
Width: 11.25 in

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th Century, Early#
Production date: circa AD 1700

Components of the work

Embroidery composed of silk thread metal thread
Ground composed of tissue
Purse

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.4-1922
Primary reference Number: 118538
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 13 September 2017 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Purse" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/118538 Accessed: 2024-02-26 02:13:22

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/118538 |title=Purse |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-02-26 02:13:22|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/objects/object-118538

More objects and works of art you might like

Purse

Accession Number: T.3-1940

Purse

Accession Number: T.3-1922

Purse

Accession Number: T.13-1943

Purse

Accession Number: T.191-1928

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...