Not currently on display at the V&A

Robe

19th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Satin silk with embroidery in coloured silks and gold thread
Brief Description
Child's robe, satin silk with embroidery in coloured silks and gold thread, China, Qing dynasty, 19th century
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 25in
  • Sleeve end to sleeve end length: 44.5in
Style
Credit line
Given by Mrs Bax
Object history
Registered File number 1923/844.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
T.9-1923

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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