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AN EMBROIDERED RED-GROUND SILK BRIDAL COAT
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AN EMBROIDERED RED-GROUND SILK BRIDAL COAT

MID-19TH CENTURY

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AN EMBROIDERED RED-GROUND SILK BRIDAL COAT
MID-19TH CENTURY
Worked in satin stitch, peking knot and couched gold threads with eight five-clawed, contorted dragons confronting flaming pearls amidst lingzhi-form clouds, auspicious emblems and large peach and bat clusters, all above a border of roiling waves centered by the terrestrial diagram above a lishui stripe at the hem, all picked out in shades of blue, green, ochre and orange against a bright red ground, fastened at the side with a tie
45 in. (114.2 cm.) long
Provenance
Japanese private collection.

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