This is a very fine and decorative antique French "Bourse de corporal", with a size of approx. 9" square.
The front is Covered with a silk Damask, the color of rouge wine, and probably produced in Lyon, France. The Damask has the designs of the Sacred Lamb, Grapes and vines, and the letters "IHS". The reverse is of a plain bright red silk. The interior is of a white fine plain linen.
The central added cartouche with "IHS" and a Cross is of gold silk with a stitched red surround.
This Bourse is in exceptional condition, with beautiful detail.
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