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Reticule (image 2) | French | early 19th century | silk, metal, glass | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: C.I.59.4

Reticule (image 2) | French | early 19th century | silk, metal, glass | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: C.I.59.4

Original Regency beaded silk reticule purse c1800-1825, Georgian antique | eBay

Original Regency beaded silk reticule purse c1800-1825, Georgian antique

Side one: Embroidered bag, by Mrs. James Burges, c. 1795. The maker was probably Mary Margaret Dennis (born 1779) who married James Burges in 1799. Each side of the bag has delightful floral embroidery in silk thread.

Side one: Embroidered bag, by Mrs. James Burges, c. 1795. The maker was probably Mary Margaret Dennis (born 1779) who married James Burges in 1799. Each side of the bag has delightful floral embroidery in silk thread.

Reticule | Museum of London; crimson silk decorated with cream silk ribbons and an embroidered motif, closes with a cord drawstring, c. 1831-1850

Reticule | Museum of London; crimson silk decorated with cream silk ribbons and an embroidered motif, closes with a cord drawstring, c. 1831-1850

Reticule - Latin rete, "net," became reticulum, "netted bag." An older term for a small handbag (used in the 18th and 19th centuries), it alludes to the fact that they were originally made of netted fabric, brocade or beaded.  - early 19th century

Reticule - Latin rete, "net," became reticulum, "netted bag." An older term for a small handbag (used in the 18th and 19th centuries), it alludes to the fact that they were originally made of netted fabric, brocade or beaded. - early 19th century

Reticule Date: first quarter 19th century Culture: British Medium: silk, cotton, metal Dimensions: collapsed: 4 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. (11.4 x 15.9 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Designated Purchase Fund, 1982 Accession Number: 2009.300.2197

Reticule Date: first quarter 19th century Culture: British Medium: silk, cotton, metal Dimensions: collapsed: 4 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. (11.4 x 15.9 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Designated Purchase Fund, 1982 Accession Number: 2009.300.2197

Pocketbook  c1715 French Dimensions Overall: 3 15/16 x 6 5/16 x 9/16 in Accession Number 43.2343 Medium or Technique Glass beads strung on linen (sablé); woven silk and metallic thread.  On cardboard foundation.

Pocketbook c1715 French Dimensions Overall: 3 15/16 x 6 5/16 x 9/16 in Accession Number 43.2343 Medium or Technique Glass beads strung on linen (sablé); woven silk and metallic thread. On cardboard foundation.

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