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Woman's coat (ao)

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Woman's coat (ao) of blue satin with design of scattered peonies, fruit, and various flowers, and butterflies with long tails embroidered in pink, red, white, green, blue, orange, black, and gray silk; butterflies, and most of the flowers are of laid-work, but a few flowers are of French knots;...

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1902, Yamanaka and Co., Boston; sold by Yamanaka to the MFA for $2650 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: April 17, 1902) NOTES: [1] MFA accession nos. 02.48 - 02.68 were purchased together for this amount.

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Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1880s

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99.5 x 167.6 cm (39 3/16 x 66 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts