Embroidered Han Chinese Informal Silk Coat, 19th C.

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Embroidered Han Chinese Informal Silk Coat, 19th C.
Lady's red silk satin garment with front overlap closing to the right, fastened with four knot and loop toggle buttons, slit sides. Embroidered with multicolored scattered scheme of butterflies, double gourds and flowers. Four lobed collar terminating in ruyi heads. All borders extravagantly embroidered with romance figures in a landscape setting, with gold thread couching and Peking knot. Green silk lining. Condition: incredible colors, shoulder areas worn with some fraying and splits, ground fabric with partial soiling and staining. Dimension: 99 cm high, cuff to cuff 122 cm.

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