Chinese silver needle case
Antique silver needle case pendant, from China, which was worn hanging from the belt or the shoulder. From South West China.
From early 20th Century.
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 a double container, finely work with delicate filigree and in perfect condition. The set is completed with more chains and decorative and protective small pendants.
The silver container itself is approx 7 cm high (2,75 in).
The total length of the chain is 41 cm (16,14 in)
Weight: 80,2 gr