A Chinese woman's sleeveless civil court vest, late 19th century
A Chinese woman's sleeveless civil court vest, late 19th century. The finely embroidered dark blue silk vest is front split and applied on both sides with fifth rank 'silver pheasant' civil badges depicting a phoenix flying above waves heading towards the sun embroidered with gold, silver and coloured thread and dragons woven with gold thread to both sides above crashing waves. 46 in (116.8 cm) approximate length.
Auction Date: March 2014