Chasuble

Chinese for the western market
18th century


Object Place: China (for Western Church)

Dimensions

Center back length: 105 cm (41 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

53.357

Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silk and metallic threads; taffeta lining

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ecclesiastical vestment. [French-style] White satin chasuble embroidered with bright polychrome silks and gold metal thread in closely spaced symmetrically arranged design of serpentine stems, large scrolling leaves, and variety of blossoms, trimmed with narrow gold galloon, lined with bright yellow taffeta. Embroidered in China for the European market.

Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund