This beautiful misers purse features elaborate Steel and Glass Beads. It was crocheted and dates back to circa 1840-1870. It has two metal rings and an opening in the middle. This way you can access each end and secured it with the rings. It is truly a work of art done by an artist with superb skills.
Called “Geldkatze” – money cat in German Miser's purses are known by many other names. Misers, ring or string purses, and finger purses, are just a few of the names they were given. They originated in the late eighteenth century and were popular into the early 1900's. These purses were used by both men and women and usually were long, almost stocking looking.
The condition is good. With some oxidation to the beads. Some small holes / losses along the seam. PLEASE SEE PICTURES
Size: 12 1/2 inches in length and 2.5 inches in width.
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