Left: Small knitted tubular purse with a flamestitch pattern highlighted with gold metallic thread. Silvered opening bars attached to a silvered finger-ring, and a silvered ball hangs from the bottom of the purse. 3″ long, from bar to tassel bead. c1800.
Right: Tiny purse of finely netted green silk. Gilt opening bars with acorns at the ends are attached to a gilt finger-ring. Silk is gathered and tied into a tassel at the bottom of the purse. 2″ long, from bar to tassel knot. c1795.