Saturday, February 12, 2022

Mount Dora, FL

What a Regency Lady Might Carry in Her Reticule

Presented by: Mount Dora Jane Austen Festival

Annie Donnelly Park
Mount Dora, FL 32757

3:00pm - 4:00pm

In this presentation, Candice will explain what a reticule was (called a ridicule during the Regency), how and why it developed during the Regency as an early version of the modern day purse, how they were made, and what Regency ladies might have carried in them. Expanding on the short videos Candice made in 2020 for JASNA, this presentation will provide a more comprehensive survey of items that might have been carried in a reticule, including calendars, cosmetics, coin purses, fans, vinaigrettes, various étuis, portable writing sets, handkerchiefs, pins, sewing kits, and more. Candice does not collect reticules, but she does collect many of the items that might have been carried in them, and these items will be included in the PowerPoint presentation. Several items from Candice’s collection will be on display for the audience to view up close.

This is a 3-day event. Attendees can purchase day passes or full event passes. Find out more at the website below.

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