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Woman's coat (waitao)

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Woman's coat (waitao) of dark blue satin with design of scattered of butterflies, bats, peonies, plum blossoms, peach blossoms and other flowers embroidered in shades of pink, reds, blues, greens, yellow, gray, violet and white silk; sleeve turn backs of pale yellow satin with design of lotuses,...

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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, 1850 to 1860

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107 x 146.8 cm (42 1/8 x 57 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts