Manchu Woman's Formal Court Robe, China, Qing Dynasty, a blue silk dragon robe woven with dragons clutching pearls amidst clouds above a lishui border, a large central dragon at the chest, with layered horseshoe sleeves and a "G. T. Marsh & Co. 214 Post St. San Francisco" tag affixed to the interior of the collar, lg. 54 in.
Note: G.T. Marsh and Company: Japanese Art Repository opened in San Francisco and was one of the first Asian art galleries in the United States.
lining tattered and stained in some places, right shoulder of robe is torn at the seam, some wear to the exterior of the robe at the neck.
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