Property From a Southern California Collection
A Manchu woman's embroidered midnight blue surcoat
Late Qing dynasty
Displaying white and brilliantly hued threads intricately worked into eight roundels of flowers and butterflies above a tall lishui border, the devices repeating in smaller scale on the sleeve ends; the coat quilted with cotton silk and lime green silk lining.
56 1/2in (143.5cm) long