A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century
Lot 8157
A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior
19th century
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A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior 19th century
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Property from a Los Angeles Collection
A rare embroidered silk partial theatrical costume for a warrior
19th century
The ivory satin ground jacket with attached shoulder pads and underarm pads, the two-panel skirt embroidered in couched gilt threads with four-claw dragons amid brightly colored clouds and flaming pearls above a lishui border, with precious objects added to the lishui borders on the bases of coat and skirt; the applied trim including yellow metal bosses sewn on black velvet strips, gilt-woven brocade strips in assorted bright colors that also appear in the padded-cloud scroll edging, the green ground brocade repeating in elaborate padded cartouches applied to the base of each skirt panel.
32 1/4in (82cm) length of jacket
34in (86.5cm) length of skirt

Footnotes

  • For similar theatrical costumes, see Robert D. Jacobsen, Imperial Silks: Ch'ing Dynasty Textiles in The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2000, volume 1: cat. no., 178, a yellow ground warrior jacket and skirt with very similar embroidery, border bands and applied cartouches to the skirt (42.8.127a,b), pp. 440-1, as late 19th century; and cat. no. 179, a red silk ground jacket with similar embroidery and border bands (42.8.117), pp. 442-3, as early 19th century.
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