Silk Purse
China
Third quarter of 19th century
L: 9.5 in :: 24.1 cm 

The silk purse is finely embroidered in chain stitch with a central panel of a fish amidst flowers surrounded by a border of auspicious motifs on a black silk background. The other flap with key-fret borders surrounding a small, attached ivory satin pouch is rendered as a butterfly, flanking a smaller butterfly in the center. The cord has an endless knot design.

Price on request

 

Vicki Shiba
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www.vickishiba.com
415.383.6995

Vicki Shiba :: Silk Purse, China
Vicki Shiba :: Silk Purse, China
Vicki Shiba :: Silk Purse, China