Child's jacket (changfu)

Chinese
Qing dynasty
1750 to 1775


Object Place: China

Dimensions

76.5 x 113 cm (30 1/8 x 44 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

16.57

Medium or Technique

Silk damask embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Child’s jacket (changfu) of red silk damask with woven chrysanthemum motifs and surface design of cosmic waves and mountain along the bottom, above which are peony roundels embroidered in polychrome silk, horseshoe cuffs with design of wave, bat and peony motifs embroidered in polychrome silk; side front opening trimmed with black silk satin and gold metal button and black silk loop closure; lined with light blue plain-weave silk; imitates jacket of court official.

Provenance

Gift from Mrs. Percival Merritt to the MFA, March 2, 1916

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Percival Merritt