A mid 17th century embroidered velvet purse

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Lot 417
A mid 17th century embroidered velvet purse

Sold for £ 750 (US$ 1,021) inc. premium
A mid 17th century embroidered velvet purse
Circa 1640, of rectangular envelope form, the raised silvered thread foliate embroidery to a dark red velvet ground, a small centre-front hook clasp, lined with leather, three inner compartments all with pierced and stamped leather flaps, 10.5 x 6.5 x 1cm.

Footnotes

  • An almost identical purse is housed at Museu Nacional do Traje, Lisbon, Portugal, item number 10660; an Italian 17th century red velvet purse with similar metal thread embroidery is housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, accession number 09.50.1146; and a purse of very similar form and design was sold by Aadlers Auctions of Australia on November 8th 2009 as lot 400.
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