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Purse (kin-chaku) With Pendant (netsuke) And Cord Fastener (Netherlands (leather))

This is a Purse (kin-chaku) with Pendant (netsuke) and Cord Fastener. We acquired it in 1931. Its medium is stamped, silvered, and varnished dutch leather, carved ivory, enamel and brass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Tooled leather wallcoverings made in Holland were used as screens in Japan. The panels were then cut up further, devolving into this purse.

This object was donated by Eleanor Garnier Hewitt and Sarah Cooper Hewitt.

Our curators have highlighted 5 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Leather (Netherlands), ca. 1750
  • embossed leather, painted, gilded.
  • Museum purchase through gift in memory of Josephine C. Howell and through....
  • 1989-34-1

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Purse (kin-chaku) With Pendant (netsuke) And Cord Fastener (Netherlands (leather)); stamped, silvered, and varnished dutch leather, carved ivory, enamel and brass; 1931-48-73

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Esperanza Spalding Selects and Hewitt Sisters Collect.

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