A super little knitted miser's purse from the 1830 to 1840 period, late Georgian, early Victorian era. Extremely finely knitted on steel gauge needles, you have to marvel at the patience needed here. Not only fine knitting but incorporating teeny faceted steel beads into your knitted design!!

Miser's purses were so very popular for both women and gentlemen. They were knitted, crocheted, netted and knotted. Beads very often incorporated in the fancy designs. No wonder that they were always a most popular gift for a friend or loved one.

To one end we see a curved end, to the other a straight edge. Each end was different as different denominations of coins were kept at each end. Access to your coins through the integral central slit. The central two cut steel slider rings kept your coins in situ. Patterns for such purses were advertised in the lady's magazines of the period.

Size: A small 7.75 inch long by 1.75 inch at its widest point, or (19 cm) by (4.5 cm).

Condition: Good, with one teeny pinhead size wear hole to outer edge. Minor age rusting to the cut steel reverse base section. Small, stable split to one slider.

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Antique Georgian Knitted Purse, Fine Knit Cut Steel Miser's Purse, Circa 1830


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