Property from a Bay Area Collector
A group of seventeen embroidered or brocade silk panels and rank badges
19th century and later
The first a polychrome embroidered black silk ground roundel centered with a crane; two smaller black ground roundels embroidered with clouds and some of the twelve imperial symbols; the fourth a golden brown cut velvet brocade roundel of lion dogs and garden rocks; one pair of brown and white brocade-woven rank badges and the seventh a yellow and black brocade-woven rank badge depicting fifth rank silver pheasants; a pair of sixth rank egrets in couched metallic threads; the remaining embroidered rank badges including a first rank crane, two peacock badges of the third rank, one fourth rank wild goose, one fifth rank silver pheasant in metallic threads, one sixth rank pheasant, one seventh rank mandarin duck and the last a paradise fly catcher of the ninth rank (wear, fading, losses to some roundels and badges, some badges with applied birds).
12 1/2 to 7 1/2in (31.5m to 19cm) diameters
8 to 12in (20 to 30.5cm) height of badges