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  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Satin silk with embroidery in coloured silks and gold thread

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Bax

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Child's robe of red silk satin, embroidered with coloured silks and gold thread. Eight celestial dragons, four-clawed, chasing flaming pearls through the clouds, amid which bats (fu, homonyms for happiness) are flitting. Below is Meru, the sacred mountain of the Buddhists, rising from the waves. Lined with pale blue silk damask (floral pattern). A piece of red satin has been glued to one corner, where the jacket was defective and this is decorated with applied pieces of silk embroidery.

Place of Origin

China (made)


19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Satin silk with embroidery in coloured silks and gold thread


Height: 25 in, Length: 44.5 in sleeve-end to sleeve-end

Object history note

Registered File number 1923/844.

Descriptive line

Child's robe, satin silk with embroidery in coloured silks and gold thread, China, Qing dynasty, 19th century


Silk (textile); Silk thread; Gold thread


Satin weave; Embroidering

Subjects depicted

Mountains; Dragons; Waves (water)


Textiles; Children's clothes


East Asia Collection

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