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Purse and netsuke

  • Back of purse

    Back of purse


Length: 13.000 cm
Width: 9.000 cm

Gift of Professor and Mrs John Hull Grundy

Asia HG158a-b

    Purse and netsuke

    From Japan
    Edo period, 19th century AD

    This style of purse, as well as pressed metal fittings like the roundel of the manjū (rice dumpling)-type netsuke, were fashionable even after the introduction of Western dress into Japan after the Meiji Restoration in 1868. The purse is made from leather and textile.


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