Purse for man's court belt (shou)

Chinese
Qing dynasty
late 19th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Height x width(including handle/strings): 11 x 5 in. (27.9 x 12.7 cm)

Accession Number

11.2793

Medium or Technique

Silk satin with satin appliqué, silk cords, painted porcelain beads

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s drawstring purse (shou) in black satin with design of flower in green, yellow, blue and white satin appliqué with gradated pink and purple accents; greenish-yellow briaded silk draw cords with two white porcelain beads painted with green dragons.

Provenance

Gift of Miss Louise M. Nathurst to the MFA on November 2, 1911

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Louise M. Nathurst