Stocking purse

Description
This stocking or miser’s purse has a split at the centre. By pushing the rings or sliders towards the centre you can put your money in one of the ends and then move the slider back to keep it secure. Knitted purses were very popular during the 19th century and were carried by many ladies as they could be made at home
Accession Loan No.
90/1963/1
Collection Class
Clothing and accessories
Common Name
stocking purse
Simple Name
purse
Full Name
stocking purse
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Production Date
c 1850
Production Year Low
1840
Production Year High
1860
Production Continent
Europe
Family Group

Material
steel

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