Evening pouch


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This pouch bag from Dresden reflects the differences and manner of shading and outlining of conventional flower forms and leaves between American and German pieces. The motifs seen here have more angularity. There is a stark contrast in the depiction of veins and outlines of leaves.

Margaret S. Bedell (1861-1932) donated, by gift or bequest, over 500 objects to the Brooklyn Museum, including furniture, quilts, samplers, costume and Native American beadwork. Her collection of American and European beaded bags includes examples from Philadelphia and the Catskill Mountain region of New York State, as well as Italy, Austria, Germany, and Holland.

Evening pouch, glass, linen, German

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