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Finely embroidered Chinese silk purse

Code: 210705a


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A charming Chinese silk purse dating from around 1900. The purse is extremely finely embroidered with flowers and a vase on a green silk background.
 
The purse has a blue cotton or linen back and lining which is slightly faded.
 
There is a small hole in the front and some minor losses to some of the stitching and part of the border, and with a patch of black bordering missing on the rear. There is a little discolouration and marking on the green silk.  These are all clearly visible in the photographs.
 

At its widest the purse is 180 mm wide and 125 mm high (7x 5 inches).

Finely embroidered Chinese silk purse