Miser's purse

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Crocheted black silk ornamented on one end with single lengthwise bars of alternating rows of gold and cut steel beads; the other end is decorated with gold and steel beads in a six-pointed star and diamond pattern. One gold ring controls side closing. One end is fringed, the other tasseled, both with cut steel and gold beads. Made in: France. Date: 1800s. Record ID: chndm_1953-106-41.

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