A very pretty and delicately designed small stocking purse from England. This small stocking purse (later called a miser's purse) was made circa 1800 to 1820. It was made from silk using the popular Georgian netting technique. This netting technique creating the most elegant open mesh design, that also gave much stretch. This colorful example comes complete with central opening, two steel sliders and matching cut steel acorn end finials. Unusually, this example also has a velvet covered button to the interior of each end to aid balance and weight.
Size: 9" from finial tip to finial tip
Condition: This beauty has faded to the reverse a little with the passing centuries. A few of the netted stitches have stretched slightly but nothing too serious or detrimental.
A little Regency beauty awaiting its next guardian.
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