Antique Embroidered Chinese Purse - Double Sided
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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1920: item # 1133866
Please refer to our stock # 030712 when inquiring.
An exquisite, and quite large, antique Chinese purse embroidered on both sides. This is an extraordinary purse.
It is large and has a red silk edging on one side that appears to be hand woven, or handmade in some fashion. Edging this is a gold thread couched along the side and then 6 rows of unbelievably delicate handmade knots that form a line of bumpy cord, but are actually tiny knots. This shows quite well in the picture.
There then is a central panel of silk which is embroidered with a magnificent design of shaded flowers with shaded leaves in a tiny interlocked satin stitch I believe. The other side uses different colors of silk with the same type of work. At the corners of the purse are two Chinese knotted tassels which are on both sides of the purse forming 4 tassels altogether.
The purse closes with a loop and a brass Chinese button. The handle is a woven silk green rope. Lining is pale pink silk. This purse is extraordinary and the workmanship is unbelievable.
Condition: Very good. Tiny bit of fading to inside top of lining.
Size: width- 9 1/4 inches. height- 6 1/4 inches, not counting handle.