Chinese needle case 2019-05-28T20:42:35+00:00

Project Description

Silver needle case, China

Antique silver needle case pendant which was worn hanging from the belt or the shoulder. From South West China.

From the early 20th Century.

High-grade silver (+800) acid tested.

Embroidering was a very important activity in China for women during the Qing Dynasty, and they always carried their embroidery needles in a case made of bamboo and wood for lower class women and silver for upper-class women.

This example here is finely worked with embossed decoration and in perfect condition.

The silver container itself is approx 7 cm high (2,75 in).

The total length of the chain is 63 cm (24,8 in)

Weight: 103 gr

SEA256

Reference:

“Four centuries of Silver. Personal adornment in the Qing Dynasty and after”, Duda, Margaret, Times Editions, Singapore, 2002

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