A blue-black silk kesi vest, gualan, for a court lady. The costume woven and painted with small floral roundels in white and light blue and enhanced with shading. The neck and side edgings similarly decorated and the open sides finishing in ruyi headings.
Chinese, Tongzhi, 1856-1875, or Guangxu period, 1875-1908
Length: 125 cms
Provenance: Mis Collection, Belgium