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Accessories from the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Lots 501-576

501 Beaded Miser’s Purse, America, late 19th century, knitted cylindrical purse with beaded floral decoration. Provenance: Formerly property of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. $100-150 502 Embroidered Silk Purse, France, 1900-1925, cream-colored silk with multicolored silk and metallic embroidery of chinoiserie figures and architectural elements on gold-tone frame with inset blue and white rhinestones. Provenance:  Formerly property of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. $200-250

503 Four Embroidered Silk Purses, Austria and France, 19th century, comprising a multicolored silk embroidered purse with gilt silver tapestry and gilt silver galloon trim, a blue silk taffeta purse with silk crossstitch floral decoration and pink cord trim, a white silk embroidered purse with silk floral embroidery, and an ivory moiré silk purse with multicolored floral embroidery and metallic gold braided trim. Provenance: Formerly property of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. $300-500 504 Three Beaded Drawstring Bags, America and Europe, mid-19th century, comprising a bag with beaded leaf motif on a silver gilt frame, a multicolored bag with geometric beading and beaded tassel embellishments, and a bronze velvet bag with steel beading and beaded tassel embellishments. Provenance:  Formerly property of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. $200-250

505 Three Beaded Drawstring Bags, America and Europe, early 19th century, comprising a blue and white beaded bag, a knitted silk bag with multicolored beading depicting an urn and a tree, and a silk reticule with multicolored floral beading. Provenance: Formerly property of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. $200-250 506 Three Beaded and Embroidered Drawstring Miser’s Purses, America and Europe, early 19th century. Provenance:  Formerly property of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. $300-500 507 Four Beaded and Crocheted Silk Coin Purses with Silver Clasp Closures, France, 19th century. Provenance:  Formerly property of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. $200-250

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Discovery featuring Silver, Jewelry, Accessories and Couture | Skinner Auction 2642M  

The Skinner Discovery Auction in Massachusetts on June 19-20, 2013 features accessories formerly from the collection of the Metropolitan Mus...