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    Sale 5811

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art & Textiles

    15 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 257

    A CIVIL RANK BADGE OR HYUNGBAE

    KOREAN, 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A CIVIL RANK BADGE OR HYUNGBAE
    KOREAN, 19TH CENTURY
    embroidered with double cranes against cloud bands outlined in gilt thread, wtih a lively seawave border beneath
    9.5in. (24cm.) x 8.5in. (22cm.)


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    The double crane was the insignia of civil servants of the first three ranks.

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