Beaded purse

Object Number: 
INV.1261
Date: 
1750-1800
Medium: 
Velvet, linen, glass, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall (collar up): 7 5/8 x 5 1/4 x 3/8 in. (19.4 x 13.3 x 1 cm) Overall (collar down): 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 3/8 in. (13.3
Description: 
Multi-colored beadwork purse on brown velvet ground, fold-down collar lined with blue linen that is straight across the top when down, having straight sides and slightly curved outer edge, bottom of bag slightly wider than the opening, body curved all around with red linen edging, blue linen lining on the inside, paper between exterior and lining, blue linen strap; collars and body both have dense beading resembling floral motif which is bordered on sides and bottom with striaght 1/4-inch beads set perpendicular to the central design, collars have a double row of beads for edging.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group