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An imperial consort's long pao of apricot silk gauze, embroidered in silks in counted stitch and in couched gilt thread with eight dragon roundels, with borders, wide horse-shoe cuffs and additional sleevebands of black silk gauze similarly worked with dragons and clouds, trimmed with brown satin brocaded bindings, 19th century, some stains, tears and repairs, sleeves possibly shortened, taken up at hem
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An imperial consort's long pao of apricot silk gauze, embroidered in silks in counted stitch and in couched gilt thread with eight dragon roundels, with borders, wide horse-shoe cuffs and additional sleevebands of black silk gauze similarly worked with dragons and clouds, trimmed with brown satin brocaded bindings, 19th century, some stains, tears and repairs, sleeves possibly shortened, taken up at hem

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An imperial consort's long pao of apricot silk gauze, embroidered in silks in counted stitch and in couched gilt thread with eight dragon roundels, with borders, wide horse-shoe cuffs and additional sleevebands of black silk gauze similarly worked with dragons and clouds, trimmed with brown satin brocaded bindings, 19th century, some stains, tears and repairs, sleeves possibly shortened, taken up at hem
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The apricot colour of this robe suggests that it may have been intended for the consort of the crown prince
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