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Bag

  • Object:

    Bag

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    1700-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    embroidered silk (textile)

  • Credit Line:

    Robinson Collection

  • Museum number:

    103-1880

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Bag made from embroidered Chinese silk and edged with metallic European lace; it has pale green ribbon ties attached at either side. The bag was made up in Europe, perhaps originally as a bourse which is a small flat bag used as part of the Christian Mass. However, the green ribbons seem to be for secular use and so this bag might have had several lives.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

1700-1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

embroidered silk (textile)

Dimensions

Length: 38 cm, Width: 33 cm

Descriptive line

Bag, embroidered Chinese silk edged with metallic European lace, 1700-1800

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Wilson, Verity. Chinese textiles. London: V&A publications, 2005, plate 9.

Materials

Silk (textile)

Techniques

Embroidering

Collection

East Asia Collection

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