• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 143

    A GROUP OF SIX EMBROIDERED SQUARE RANK BADGES, 19TH CENTURY AND 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GROUP OF SIX EMBROIDERED SQUARE RANK BADGES, 19TH CENTURY AND 20TH CENTURY
    comprising a pair of badges applied with egrets amongst rocks and clouds, surrounded by a border of alternating bats and Shou characters; three further badges with a goose, a peacock and an egret; and a military rank badge with a qilin amongst scrolling flower decoration -- the first, 13in. x 12¼in. (33cm. x 31.2cm.), all framed and glazed. (6)


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    Provenance

    Plesch collection; acquired from A. Bethmann-Hollweg, Berlin, March 1972 and 1977 (T 30, T 30A, T 31, T 31A, T 33p).