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Purse: T.3-1983

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown

Entities

Categories

Description

Pink, yellow and cream silk. Worked in a form of buttonhole stitch. Pink and yellow zig-zag bands with regularly placed cream "spots". Plaited drawstring of same three colours. Narrow metallic thread braiding applied around one complete side.

Notes

History note: Inscription on label inside purse: "This purse was worked by my mother when a child, she was born in the year 1700 and it was given to me by my grandmother the Countess of Abercorn when I was about 7 years of age. E.Fox". It is not known when object was first acquired.

Acquisition and important dates

(1983)

Dating

Early 18th Century
Circa 1700 CE - Circa 1749 CE

School or Style

English

Materials used in production

Silk

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.3-1983
Primary reference Number: 197532
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 5 December 2013 Updated: Monday 7 June 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 8 June 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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