Vest - Artifacts
Child's silk embroidered vest with yoked front in celadon green with two button closure and bordered in pink and back in rust with blue embroidery and purple lining. Front of vest is yoke style in celadon green silk damask. Outer edges are trimmed in pink silk. Narrow gold ribbon with a blue and red design borders the outer pink trim. Neck is trimmed in black silk. Ball-shaped brass buttons are fastened with toggles. Top toggle is blue silk cording. Bottom toggle is black silk cording. The front is lined in rose cotton. Back of vest is red silk satin with embroidered branches of plum blossoms, bamboo leaves, butterflies with curled antennae, peonies, and other assorted flowers in royal blue, light blue, sky blue, black, and ivory silk thread. armhole edges, sides, and bottom trimmed in royal blue silk. Brocade band on sides and bottom in black with shades of blue design borders rust panel. Neck is trimmed with black silk. The back is lined in purple silk. Condition: fair due to staining and worn spots on lower back of vest, water spots on green yoke, and ripped right armhole edges.