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Purse and netsuke

British Museum

British Museum

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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Details

  • Title: Purse and netsuke
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 0.13m; Width: 0.09m
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Technique: brocaded
  • Subject: dragon
  • Registration number: HG.158.a
  • Production place: Made in Japan
  • Material: leather; ivory; metal; silver
  • Copyright: Photo: © Trustees of the British Museum
  • Acquisition: Donated by Hull Grundy, John. Donated by Hull Grundy, Anne

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