Gourd-Shaped Pocket

Gourd-Shaped Pocket

late 1800s
Country
China
pocket, gourd
Silk embroidery on silk
Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of James P. Grant and Betty Grant Austin
1977.409
. Gourd-Shaped Pocket. late 1800s. Silk embroidery on silk. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of James P. Grant and Betty Grant Austin. 1977.409.
Dimensions
overall length: 21 in, 53.3400 cm; length: 4 7/8 in, 12.3825 cm; width: 3 1/4 in, 8.2550 cm
Department
Textile Art and Fashion
Collection
Textile Art and Fashion-Asian
The four yellow ruyi motifs mean "may your wishes come true in the four directions."
Known Provenance
Inherited 1973 by Mr. James P. Grant and Mrs. Betty Grant Austin [Denver, CO, 1922-1995 and 1920-2006]; gifted December 1977 by Mr. James Grant and Mrs. Betty Grant Austin to the Denver Art Museum
Exhibition History
  • "Threads of Heaven: Silken Legacy of China's Last Dynasty," October 30, 2011 - January 29, 2012 (DAM)
  • "Threads of Heaven: Silken Legacy of China's Last Dynasty," Februrary 7 - May 18, 2014 (Taft Museum, Cincinnati, OH)