A Kangxi period rank badge
Lot 5023
An embroidered silk rank badge Kangxi period
US$ 15,000 - 20,000
£8,900 - 12,000
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An embroidered silk rank badge
Kangxi period
Made for a civil official of the third rank, finely embroidered almost entirely in seed stitch with a central peacock facing a red sun, the bird with long wings and flowing tail with one leg raised on a rocky outcropping amid waves, on a blue ground with ruyi clouds, the individual elements of the scene surrounded by couched gold-wrapped threads, framed by a thin border of stylized scrolls also in seed stitch, the badge currently framed and glazed.
11 3/4 x 11 1/2in (29.8 x 29.2cm)
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