A Chinese embroidered 'xia pei' tabbard with rank badges, 19th century
Lot 310
A Chinese embroidered 'xia pei' tabbard with rank badges, 19th century
Sold for £350 (US$ 589) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Chinese embroidered 'xia pei' tabbard with rank badges, 19th century
Centre front opening, of navy satin, an applied rank badge to the back and front depicting the egret of the sixth civil official, worked in couched gilt threads, the front also worked with two side-facing four-clawed dragons chasing flaming pearls and a front-facing dragon to the back, amongst clouds, bats, flowers and auspicious symbols, above waves and mountains, with a knotted and tasselled silk fringe, 107 x 59cm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Acquired in China around the time of the First World War, by a Royal Naval Submarine Officer and thence by descent.
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