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Small square drawstring bag with netted glass seed beadwork. Beadwork inscription: "Remember the Poore." Bird, flower, and acorn motifs. Pink silk ground with polychrome beadwork overlaid, mainly brown, green, yellow, white. Metallic bobbin lace trim and spangles stitched on in two rows at top....

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Provenance

Collection of Mr. Percival Griffiths. Carrie Lauer Lehman (d. 1937), New York; to her husband, Philip Lehman (b. 1861 - d. 1947), New York; 1938, gift of Philip Lehman to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 21, 1938)

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Lehman in memory of his wife Carrie L. Lehman

English, 1600–1700

Object Place

England

Dimensions

Overall (without tassels and cord): 12 x 13 cm (4 3/4 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

38.1216

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (faille) with glass bead embroidery on network of linen threads Metallic lace trim and spangles, braided cords and beaded tassels

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

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