France, around 1750
Silk, metallic threads, green silk velvet, skin
Single-layered and slip stitch embroidery
This purse bears the arms of the Dauphine de France, Marie-Josèphe de Saxe (1731-1767):
Left shield (quartered to the one and last of France to two and three gold, to the crested azure dolphin and oreille of gules right shield),
Shield of right (of Poland on the whole fascé of gold and sand of eight pieces with the crancelin Vert debruising on the overall which is of Saxony).