A fine needlework purse, worked front and back in coloured silks with carnations and other flowers, snails and peapods, the flowers and peas with raised petals and pods, all with metal purl stems, on a silver ground, the drawstring of pink silk and metal thread, trimmed with tassels--5in. (13cm.) square, English, late 16th century
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See lot 237, An Important Collection of Needlework The Property of the Executors, Tuesday 23 June 1987, for a similar example.
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Please note that the narrow strap on this purse has a partly legible woven inscription 'Wound Not That Hart Whose Love Thou Art...'.