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Lady Carrying a Balantine Handbag

Fashion drawing of a Lady carrying a decorated balantine handbag, late eighteenth century. Fashion drawing of a Lady carrying a decorated balantine handbag, late eighteenth century. Journal des Dames et des Modes, Paris, 17 August 1798.

A lady carrying a decorated (embroidered?) balantine, which is a women's handbag suspended from a long cord from the belt and swinging back and forth at knee-height, is illustrated in the 17th August 1798 issue of the Journal des Dames et des Modes (Paris, 1797-1839).

See also the Needles entry on a reticule.

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam online catalogue (retrieved 9 August 2016).

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