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Double tierred black satin yun jian (cloud collar) embroidered in gold couching stitches with multiple rebuses: liansheng guizi (baby boy atop of the lotus), or continuously giving birth to distinguished sons; fenchuan mudan (phoenix perching amid peonies), or great blessings and prosperities; guadie mianmian (melons and butterflies), or ceaseless generations of sons and grandsons.
Late nineteenth - early twentieth century.
Naidongtang collection, San Francisco, CA.