Drawstring Purse; Circa 1500 - 1509; 78/7/536
Drawstring PurseAbout this object
This drawstring purse, said to come from Tudor times is embroided in silver metallic thread and multicoloured silks, using tapestry. It includes embroidered patterns of birds, butterflies, caterpillars, carnations, roses, daffodils and oak sprays. There is a drawstring with an embroidered bobble on the end to close the purse, and along the bottom, there are three bunches of tassels.The purse is lined with silk in puce and sea greenMaker Role
Circa 1500 - 1509Place Made
SilkSubject and Association Description
Dr Mapletoft, Rector of Arguhe, Northhants, gave this purse about 1770, to his niece, Miss Burfird, (then a young girl), telling her that it had belonged to Anne Boleyn.
Miss Burford, who by marriage, became Mrs Leonard of Hethe, as quite an old lady, gave this purse to Emily Mary Stowe, eldest daughter of William Stowe of Buckingham, c. 1837.
Emily Stowe, who became Mrs Goodshile of Ealing bequethed this purse to her eldest daughter, Mary Goodchild. Mary Goodchild and her sister Emily compared the purse to needlework in a Tudor exhibition 1880's and concluded that it was typical of that period.
Collection of Te Manawa Museums TrustCredit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs Gerald C. BirchObject Type
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