15 May 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,500
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 4,000
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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