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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 57

    AN UNMADE EMBROIDERED FAN CASE AND GROUP OF PURSES

    LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN UNMADE EMBROIDERED FAN CASE AND GROUP OF PURSES
    LATE 19TH CENTURY
    All embroidered in counted stitch on fine silk gauze, the fan case, and a pair of matching purses in vibrant orange and red with bats in flight against a ground of shaded blue clouds, the fan case with a maker's instructions written in cursive script on the selvedge; the other three unmade embroidered diamond-shaped panels, perhaps for kerchief cases, all in counted stitch on silk gauze, two sides of a purse on one sheet decorated with a dense pattern of bats, in blue, purple, olive-gold and white on a black ground, the third with fret-work medallions surrounded by leaf sprays in blue, lavender, green and white on a dark olive-brown ground
    Fan case panel 11¾ x 6 in. (29.8 x 15.2 cm.); purses panel 11½ x 8 in. (29.2 x 20.3 cm.), matted together; two sides of purse 7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) long, matted; single side of purse 8 in. (20.3 cm.) long, framed and glazed (4)


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    Provenance

    Purchased London, 1977.


    Exhibited

    Kerchief case halfs: London, Linda Wrigglesworth, The Accessory, 3 - 26 April 1991, p. 27 (top left).