Left:Small knitted purse of green and cream silk and gold metallic thread. The gilt frame is decorated with horns of plenty and twisting griffin heads. The purse is tied at the bottom with a gold bead and tassel of gold wire shaped into tiny coils. 3 ¾” long, from frame to tassel bead. c1810.
Center: Crocheted purse of red and dark green silk, attached to an earlier gilt frame. The purse is tied at the bottom with a tassel of gold beads. 4″ long, from frame to tassel bead.
Right: Knitted purse of dark green silk attached to a pinchbeck frame decorated with flowers. The silk is gathered and tied into a tassel at the bottom of the purse. 3″ long from frame to tassel knot. c1815.