Woman's coat (ao)

Chinese
Qing dynasty
1880s


Object Place: China

Dimensions

99.5 x 167.6 cm (39 3/16 x 66 in.)

Accession Number

02.60

Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s coat (ao) of blue satin with design of scattered peonies, fruit, and various flowers, and butterflies with long tails embroidered in pink, red, white, green, blue, orange, black, and gray silk; butterflies, and most of the flowers are of laid-work, but a few flowers are of French knots; neck, side front opening and hem trimmed in black satin embroidered with floral motifs in various shades of blue and white silk and black gimp decorated with white, green, blue, and red; lined with salmon-pink plain-weave silk. Sleeve facings are missing.

Provenance

1902, Yamanaka and Co., Boston; sold by Yamanaka to the MFA for $2650 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: April 17, 1902)

NOTES:
[1] MFA accession nos. 02.48 - 02.68 were purchased together for this amount.

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund