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An eighteenth-century French bridal bag; stitched with symbols of love: two conjoined hearts flanked by a pair of putti holding a crown. (anilau.buzznet.com)

Date: first quarter 17th century Culture: British Medium: Silk and metal thread on canvas Dimensions: H. 4 1/2 to 5 1/4 x W. 4 1/2 to 5 3/4 inches (11.4 to 13.3 x 11.4 to 14.6 cm)

Square panel of embroidery English, 17th century England Dimensions 21 x 21.5 cm (8 1/4 x 8 7/16 in.) Medium or Technique Linen with silk and silver metal thread embroidery

Purse Date: 19th century Culture: probably German Medium: wool, glass, metal Dimensions: Length: 10 1/4 in. (26 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Carl Robert Sadowsky, 1

Creation Date: sixteenth century Materials: Dimensions: 4.0 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm RCIN 37040 Description: A silk, silver and gold thread needlework pomander purse, covered in needlework of floral design with a gold fringe and drawstring with four tassels.