Theatrical robe of palest lavendar satin with couched and embroidered applique designs in gold, silver, green, and peacock blue silk threads. In the field two large gold four-clawed gold dragons with bulging green glass eyes and studded with mirror and metal studs. Below dragons, front and back, two gold fish in same technique. On sleeves silver thread butterflies and gold thread frogs, also with studs and green glass eyes. Surrounding these animals in the field are embroidered applique peonies and single clouds. Cuffs, collar-band and border of bright blue satin with appliqued flowers of couched silver threads, and shaped, embroidered applique medallions of white satin. Large silvered studs scattered liberally over ground and along all borders. Lining of coarse linen. Robe boned under arms and fitted with deep satin loops- for a belt? Inscription inside front.

Robe, 19th century

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Details
Title
Robe
Role
Artist
Dimension
L.49 x W.44-1/8 in.
Accession Number
42.8.107
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Theatrical robe of palest lavendar satin with couched and embroidered applique designs in gold, silver, green, and peacock blue silk threads. In the field two large gold four-clawed gold dragons with bulging green glass eyes and studded with mirror and metal studs. Below dragons, front and back, two gold fish in same technique. On sleeves silver thread butterflies and gold thread frogs, also with studs and green glass eyes. Surrounding these animals in the field are embroidered applique peonies and single clouds. Cuffs, collar-band and border of bright blue satin with appliqued flowers of couched silver threads, and shaped, embroidered applique medallions of white satin. Large silvered studs scattered liberally over ground and along all borders. Lining of coarse linen. Robe boned under arms and fitted with deep satin loops- for a belt? Inscription inside front.