Woman's coat (waitao)

Chinese
Qing dynasty
1850 to 1860


Object Place: China

Dimensions

107 x 146.8 cm (42 1/8 x 57 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

02.62

Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s coat (waitao) of dark blue satin with design of scattered of butterflies, bats, peonies, plum blossoms, peach blossoms and other flowers embroidered in shades of pink, reds, blues, greens, yellow, gray, violet and white silk; sleeve turn backs of pale yellow satin with design of lotuses, pomegranates and bats embroidered in polychrome silk; center front opening with gold metal button and black silk loop closure.

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