Blue ground embroidered silk court lady vest Xiapei
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Directory: Archives: Lost Art: Pre 1910: item # 1164430
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Mark & Period, Antique Asian Arts
|A DARK BLUE-GROUND EMBROIDERED SILK WOMAN'S QUASI-OFFICIAL VEST, XIAPEI LATE QING DYNASTY Worked entirely in couched gold threads, the front and back incorporating a badge of a silver pheasant denotingrank, surrounded by 'auspicious' emblems, the front panel displaying a pair of dragons confronting a pannier and the back with a single, contorted dragon flanked by phoenix, all above the terrestrial diagram at the tasseled, irregular hem 33in. (83.8cm.) long|