Antique Victorian 19th Century Green Knitted Miser Purse with Metal Ring Slide Closures
> Charming mid-1800's green knitted miser purse
> Made from moss green thick cotton thread, piece is finely knit in a lovely twist stitch pattern, and measures approximately 9 inches long
> The two rings are inscribed fused metal (unmarked, magnetic, content unknown), approximately 1/2 inch in diameter and width
> The rings slip over the ends of the purse and can be slid along its length to allow placement of coins through a slit opening in mid-section of the purse; the coins are then moved to the pouched closed ends of the purse where they are held in place
> Coins in listing photo are for display, not included.
CONDITION: This delicate piece is in very good condition for its age, with no holes, rips or stains. Please note there are a few loose threads on the edge of the slit opening and on one pouch end, and the piece should be handled and displayed with care to avoid unraveling them. Metal rings are slightly different in design; one has a double ring edging and the other has a single ring edging. Metal rings are both in fine condition, with age-related patina but no damage, rust or corrosion.
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