Chinese Lady's Robe with Rank Badges, Late Qing.

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1920: Item # 750568

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A pufu like quilted robe made of dark blue almost black satin silk with two Mandarin squares decorated with appliqued silver pheasant birds, denoting the fifth civil rank. The rank badges worked in silver and gold metallic thread couched with different colors on silk, the sundisk made of coral beads. The bottom of the garment embroidered with waves and the stylized rocks in metallic thread on dark silk. Light blue silk lining. Condition: Recouched areas, few loose and missing threads, missing sleeve bands. Traces of usage. Dimension: cuff to cuff 155 cm., length 89 cm.