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A Manchu lady's informal kesi vest, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Photo: Sotheby's.

the full-length garment woven with a symmetrical pattern of scattered orchids and butterflies, the edges bordered with a wide band of similar but denser design edged with woven ribbon, the details of the design enhanced with pigments; together with a lady's informal summer robe, the edges with a black border embroidered with butterflies, flowers and fruit with details in couched gold-wrapped threads, the sleeves with an additional wide band embroidered with butterflies (2). Length of vest 56 1/8  in., 142.5 cm. Estimation 6,000 — 8,000 USD

For another example of a Manchu lady's informal vest see Costumes and Accessories of the Qing Court, The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong, 2005, no. 129 

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York | 17 sept. 2013 - http://www.sothebys.com