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Purse

Purse, English, 1600-1625; Victoria & Albert Museum No. T.52&A-1954; view with full cord lengths visible

Purse

Purse, English, 1600-1625; Victoria & Albert Museum No. T.52&A-1954; detail view of interior, showing how cording is attached inside

Purse

Pincushion attachment to Purse, English, 1600-1625; Victoria & Albert Museum No. T.52&A-1954; Close-up of pincushion

Purse

Pincushion attachment to Purse, English, 1600-1625; Victoria & Albert Museum No. T.52&A-1954; detail view of corner of pincushion, showing braid edging, stitch detail, and corner tassel ring (tassel has not survived)

Purse

Purse, English, 1628; Victoria & Albert Museum No. T.250-1960; Back view; brown glass beads on a ground of netted silk, with a diamond pattern in blue and white beads with clusters of green and blue beads at the intersections. Lined with leather & buff silk. Two tassels of buff silk ribbon at the bottom.

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Purse, English, 1660-1680; Victoria & Albert Museum No. T.59-1978; this view shows both sides.