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Fine Antique Chinese Embroidery Silk Purse

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Fine Antique Chinese Embroidery Silk Purse
This is a very fine antique Chinese embroidery purse. Dating from the 19th century. Called a He Bao and attached to a mans' belt. Not for money rather for medicine or incense. Exquisite Peking knot stitchery. The grasshoppers in Trapunto work (raised in relief). This technique was brought to China by the Italians. With original silk tassels and glass beads. Good condition, no splitting or damage. Length of purse across 4.5 inches.

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