Detail of pink Chinese vest with embroidered floral and geometric designs on silk. Has four gilt brass buttons with bird and tree designs. Buttons marked "Treble Gilt" on back. Has a small tag on inside back that indicates "China." 2 of 2 photos.
Empress Cixi’s Fan, embroidered silk and bamboo, late century (Qing Dynasty China, Vatican Museums, Vatican City. Empress Dowager Cixi is widely recognised as one of the most powerful women in the history of China.