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Vest

Museum number:
9-21304
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21090021304
Alternate number:
III 3 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.4697
Object count:
1
Description:
Vest, black Manchu style; detachable front; black silk brocaded in purple; seven top buttons, two side buttons; all mother of pearl; panels bordered with .4 cm and 3 cm wide strips, and 1.5 cm edging, all in black satin. Light blue silk lining. Mandarin collar 7.2 cm high, lined with black velvet; outside border collar bordered again with .5 cm and 2.1 cm strips of black satin edged with velvet. W. front panel at bottom 56 cm; back: 52 cm.; L. neckline to bottom 49.5 cm. Fide: Ilse M. Fang, 8/28/2001: Looks plain but it’s very intricate. May have had purple pattern in weave. Has western buttons.
Donor:
Ilse Martin Fang
Collection place:
Peking, Beijing province, China
Verbatim coll. place:
China; Peking. Purchased from Erich Wolters, antique dealer.
Culture or time period:
Chinese
Collector:
Ilse Martin Fang
Collection date:
1944
Materials:
Embroidery, Pearl (animal material), Satin, and Silk
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Production date:
early 20th century
Accession date:
December 15, 1998
Context of use:
Fide: Ilse M. Fang, 8/28/2001: Dates from ~ beginning of 20th century.
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
Neckline to bottom— length 49.5 centimeters, Back— width 52 centimeters, Front panel, bottom— width 56 centimeters, and Mandarin collar— height 7.2 centimeters
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