19 March 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,500
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A GROUP OF PURSES AND WALLETS
LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
The fine silk gauze ends of one wallet worked in counted stitch in red and gold thread with a diaper pattern of flowers and shou characters, within a gold and black archaistic scroll border; the other worked in counted stitch with a pattern of cell diaper filled with flowers and shou characters; one purse of flat U-shape with a central compartment and a pocket on each side closed with a flap embroidered with a peacock, butterflies, a bird and flowers on yellow satin within blue satin borders embroidered in white; a pair of gentleman's purses couched in gold and silver-wrapped thread with shou characters on a black ground, with burgundy silk tassels; the other pair of men's red satin perfume purses embroidered in chain stitch with archaistic characters, with orange tassels and porcelain beads
3¼ to 4½ in. (8.3 to 10.2 cm.) across (7)
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