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Purse: T.192-1928

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Current Location: In storage






Similarly worked to T.191-1928 but with only 1 7/8 in. completed. Colours blue, green and pink. At the top a band of lozenges in silver thread and pink silk upon a dark blue background. The body of the bag decorated with five pink geometrical flowers and leaves alternating with lozenges. The cylindrical mould is made of ebony, the top hollowed out to a depth just over 1", a row of eleven holes which enable a foundation thread for the first row to be attached to the mould.


History note: Unknown before Miss R.N. Howard

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Bequeathed by Miss R.N. Howard

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 1.75 in
Length: 3.75 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Howard, R. N. Miss


18th Century, Late
Circa 1780 CE - Circa 1799 CE

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.192-1928
Primary reference Number: 197578
Old object number: T.B-1928
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Created: Thursday 2 January 2014 Updated: Thursday 5 October 2017 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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