Workbag, British, 1860–65

Leather, brass, porcelain, and silk lining

This ingenious workbag is both practical and attractive. It opens by pressing a simple porcelain button set into a solid brass plate. Both of the circular ends also open, with one containing a number of compartments and the other a mirror. The main body of the bag is horizontally hinged and opens to reveal a lining in green silk moiré.
Accession Number: SHM.2010.L.67

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