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Mirror Case with Pattern of Rock, Chrysanthemums, and Pomegranates

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong period (1736–95)
Culture:
China
Medium:
Silk threads applied to plain-weave silk crepe
Dimensions:
Overall: 14 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. (36.8 x 36.8 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Embroidered
Credit Line:
Bequest of William Christian Paul, 1929
Accession Number:
30.75.62
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)
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