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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Purse and netsuke

  • Back of purse

    Back of purse


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Length: 13.000 cm
Width: 9.000 cm

Museum number

Asia HG158a-b


Gift of Professor and Mrs John Hull Grundy


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