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Woman's jacket (magua)

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Woman's jacket (magua) of dark blue satin embroidered with scattered groups of flowers, fish and butterflies in greens, blues, yellows, red, pinks, white, and black silk; around the neck, front and bottom of the coat is a shaped border of black satin desing of diamond-shaped floral lozenges...

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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, 1850s

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98.4 x 173.2 cm (38 3/4 x 68 3/16 in.)

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Silk satin ground embroidered with silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread


Textiles and Fashion Arts