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Details & Cataloguing

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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AN ENGLISH OR FRENCH NEEDLEWORK DRAWSTRING PURSE OR SWEET BAG, 17TH CENTURY
worked in rococo stitch with silk and metal thread, unique patterns to both sides; with a brass display stand on a black-velvet covered base and Perspex case
Height 3 1/2 in. by Width 4 1/4 in.; 8.9 by 10.8 cm.
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Provenance

Titi Halle Cora Ginsburg, New York, October 2004;
Vogel Collection no. 743.

Exhibited

Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Purses, Pockets & Pouches, December 6, 1988 - March 5, 1989

Catalogue Note

This purse, or sweet bag, is unique in its use of two different patterns on the front and back and also in its unusual form.  Most English purses of the 17th century are created as squares with a tassel drawstring closure and three tassels hanging on the base. This example is reminiscent of the shield form with its braid border and lack of bottom tassels, but is slightly more square than traditional shield shapes and does incorporate a tassel drawstring.

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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New York