Antique 19th C Chinese Silk Embroidered Jacket Robe - Bridal

Ivory silk brocade with a floral silk embroidery motif, also butterflies. Black satin trim with silk brocade ribbon or banding....with metallic embroidery. We are suggesting this as bridal due to the presence of the Bat symbol. Or, it was made for a special occasion.

The black satin trim creates Bat motif, and features 5 Total. 3 in front, 2 in back... created with the satin applique and detailed with eyes. The bat is one of the top symbols for good luck. The word "bat" in the Chinese language sounds identical to the word for "Good Fortune." Often five bats are shown together to represent the Five Blessings; a long life, riches, health, love of virtue, and a natural death.

A classic wedding? jacket or robe from the latter part of the Chinese 19th century to early 20th Century Qing dynasty.

PLEASE....always ask for help if needed with size. Thank you.

CONDITION: Good to very good condition. sold as found. Missing closure loops, neckline a bit rough, staining along creases on sleeve tops. The biggest issue is the brocade silk has wear spots throughout. These appear as brownish tones on the black ground. Upon close examination you can see that it is wear. Silk is supple, no odors or serious problems.

SIZE: One size

Chest area is 50", it measures 74" across top edge, and is 34" long.

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PLEASE NOTE: We do not clean most of our vintage clothing, and recommend that you either wash or have them dry cleaned. Any issues we believe will be problematic we mention. Thanks, Maire et al

Item ID: 2187

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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: White, Size: one-size

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