Silk Beaded Pence Jug by Jamie Quick

Silk Beaded Pence Jug

July 2017
Lace ?
US 00 - 1.75 mm
US 0 - 2.0 mm
175 - 217 yards (160 - 198 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

The Pence jug is a very old style of miser purse. This pattern, was developed by studying an original in the Smithsonian Institution’s collection, that is dated 1830 – 1860. It is a very small purse, that only measured 4 inches tall, by 2 ” wide.

Most purses of this period were made out of very thin purse silk. The sheen of the silk combined with the beads and unique pattern, makes this a beautiful and artistic coin purse