Mirror Case with Pattern of Rock, Chrysanthemums, and Pomegranates
Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong period (1736–95)
Silk threads applied to plain-weave silk crepe
Overall: 14 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. (36.8 x 36.8 cm)
Bequest of William Christian Paul, 1929
Not on view
Glass was not much used before the twentieth century in making Chinese mirrors; instead, a highly polished metal surface provided the reflection. When not in use, a mirror could be stored in a case like this.
William Christian Paul , the Bronx, NY (until d. 1929)