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    Sale 2108

    The Imperial Wardrobe: Fine Chinese Costume And Textiles From The Linda Wrigglesworth Collection

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 62

    A FAN CASE AND TWO PURSES

    LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FAN CASE AND TWO PURSES
    LATE 19TH CENTURY
    The fan case decorated with silk peony spray appliqués on a gold and black brocade ground; one purse embroidered in bright colors with a bold floral diaper pattern, the other purse of pale mustard-colored silk almost completely couched in fine gold and silver metallic thread as a chime suspended by a bat, with an auspicious symbol in the center and wan emblems to the sides, with yellow silk tassels
    Fan case 12¼ in. (31.3 cm.) long; purses 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) across (3)


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    The chime-form purse was not intended to carry anything, but was stuffed with cotton or raw silk that was highly perfumed.