Cuff from coat (one of pair)

Chinese
Qing dynasty
1870s


Object Place: China

Dimensions

45.5 x 18.4 cm (17 15/16 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

41.837

Medium or Technique

Silk satin ground embroidered in silk; couched with gold-wrapped thread; gilt paper strip supplementary patterning wefts

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Cuff from coat with design of orchids, bridges, rocks and waves embroidered with satin stitch in various shades of blue, white, pale gold and tan on a dark blue silk satin ground; trimmed with rows of gold-wrapped thread; outer border of floral arabesque in gilt paper strip supplementary patterning wefts on a dark blue silk ground. One of pair with 41.838.

Provenance

Anonymous gift to the MFA, December 11, 1941

Credit Line

Anonymous gift