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Stiff white silk continuous pleated leaf with embroidered Peking ducks (symbolizing marital bliss) among lotus. Black lacquer sticks with gold coins and names of emperors. White silk double tassel suspended from brass ring. Guards have a gold painted bat holding a string of coins in his...

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Oldham Collection; Gift from Esther Oldham to the MFA, June 9, 1976

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Oldham Collection

Chinese for export, Qing Dynasty, Late 19th to early 20th century

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Overall: 31.5cm (12 3/8in.) Other (open maximum): 53.5cm (21 1/16in.)

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Silk plain weave with silk embroidery; lacquer; painted silk; brass


Textiles and Fashion Arts