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Petit-point bag

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Said to have been used for "Peter's pence" -- money sent yearly to Rome. Linen completely covered with silk. Design: coat of arms surmounted by crown and canopy, surrounded by rococo foliage, worked in fine petit-point with pink yellow, green, blue, cream white, and a little black silk, with...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Hewson Baltzell

Italian, 17th–18th century


Overall: 46 x 36 cm (18 1/8 x 14 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts