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Framed Fine Embroidered Second Rank Badge Chinese Qing Dynasty

$ 2,200
  • Description
    A finely embroidered silk civil rank badge panel presented in a giltwood frame circa mid-late 19th century. The square rank badge is known in Chinese as Buzi. The design is centered by a golden peasant, the symbol of the second rank official in the court of Qing Dynasty. The bird with its wings spread looks up at a full red sun on the upper left corner. This location as well as that it has a split in the middle (uncut) indicating that it was designated to the front of the robe worn by the male official. The sun, the golden peasant, the Li-shui waves, motifs such as eight Buddhist jewels that surround the bird were all done in brilliant metallic threads. Notably, the border has triple layers, each with distinctive design. The panel was mostly created with fine couching stiches facilitated with long and short satin stiches, mostly found on the border.
  • More Information
    Origin: China
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: silk
    Condition: Fair. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Fine condition for antique textile and presents very well in person. There are loose threads scattered on the piece as shown due to the prevalent use of couching but it don't compromise the aesthetic.
    Creation Date: 19th century
    Styles / Movements: Asian, Traditional
    Patterns: Animal/Insects, Asian/Oriental, Geometric, Handmade
    Incollect Reference #: 602114
  • Dimensions
    W. 15.75 in; H. 1525 in; D. 0.8 in;
    W. 40.01 cm; H. 3873.5 cm; D. 2.03 cm;
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