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theatrical collar
  • China
  • theatrical collar, 1800s or 1900s, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
  • Where object was made: China
  • silk, gold thread, metal, feathers, mirror glass, glass, embroidering
  • Paper Type: couching, satin
  • Length/Width/Depth: 38 x 24 in
    Length/Width/Depth: 96.5 x 61 cm
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1124

Theatrical collar made of pink silk couched with gold wrapped thread and silk twist. It is embroidered with silk floss in satin stitch. The trim is fur. The lower edge is bordered with patterned ribbon, green silk and silk net ending in tassels descending from gilded balls. There are glass discs mounted in metal forms of butterflies and lions.