Old Chinese silver Needle case
Antique silver old needle case pendant, from China, which was used hanging from the belt. From South West China.
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 silver container itself is approx 6 cm high (2,36 in) and 3 cm wide (1,18 in) with the chains attached to each side.
Total length of the chain is 57 cm (22,44 in)
Weight: 62 gr