Victorian c. 1840s Miser Purse / Coin Purse / Steel Cut Beads
Victorian Purse/ Miser Purse/ Steel Cut Beaded Purse/ Victorian Reticule
This the finest example of a Victorian Miser Purse I have ever seen.
I have dated this purse to the 1840s- 50s by the other purses I purchased it with out of a Connecticut estate.
The purse is crocheted in navy blue and tan with tiny steel cut beads crocheted in rows. It has an opening in center, 2 3/4″, to slide coins in and two decorative ,polished steel rings that would slide over the opening , at either side, to keep coins secure. At each end one end of the bag is a steel cut beaded tassel and the other is a crochet pattern , steel cut, closed fend fringe.
The condition is very nice . It has very minimum wear . Looking with a magnifier it has a couple of very tiny rust dots , Really pretty clean.
The purse measures 11″ total length/ 8″ bag length/ 1.5″ tassel length/ 1.5″ fringe length.2″ width.
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