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This is a square-shaped, bamboo basket bag. The woven basketwork is lacquered in 24-carat gold, with a flat band around the rim. Black silk panels are attached to the top of the basket forming an expanding lid with drawstring closure, while the black silk cord is threaded on six green jade rings...

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Marks

Incised cursive Elsa Peretti / TIFFANY & CO. / JAPAN

Provenance

2011, purchased from TIffany and Co. by an anonymous donor; 2012, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession date: February 29, 2012)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

American, about 2011

Dimensions

Overall: 9.5 x 13.5 cm (3 3/4 x 5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

2012.63

Medium or Technique

Lacquered bamboo, jade, black plain weave fabric, and silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment