Chinese embroidered silk tea cozy, 20th century
A tea cozy is a charming way to add antique textiles to your home. It is both functional and beautiful. The cover for the teapot was used to keep warm the water in the pot.
The cozy is fashioned from lilac silk satin. The surface is decorated with Chinese hand embroidery of flowers and insects. The pattern is the same on both sides.
The condition is almost excellent. The color of the silk ground is slightly uneven.
It measures 13" tall and 16" wide folded.