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Description

Dark blue silk taffeta circular bag w/ oval celluloid handles; multi-color circular embroidered medallion of oriental motif & trimmed w/ gold-painted glass beads. Appliqued below center front; multi-color oriental floral medallion appliqued at left & right side openings; side openings trimmed w/ glass beads; lined w/ changeable pink taffeta.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1900
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
appliqué (technique)
celluloid (cellulosic)
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
Appliqued
appliqué (technique)
Celluloid
celluloid (cellulosic)
Hand Stitched
Oriental
Orientalism
PURSE
purses (ladies' accessories)
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Taffeta
Women's personal gear
Accession Number
1969.5150
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
73514
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