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    Sale 2269

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    19 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 681

    A KESI CIVIL OFFICIAL'S BADGE OF FIFTH RANK

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A KESI CIVIL OFFICIAL'S BADGE OF FIFTH RANK
    19TH CENTURY
    Woven with a central white pheasant facing the sun as it stands atop a rock emerging from froth-capped waves and flanked by further rocks from which sprout peony, a heavily laden peach tree and narcissus, all below the wufu in flight amidst scrolling clouds, woven in muted shades of blue, coral, yellow, olive-green, blue-green and white on a dark blue ground, within a gold key-fret border
    11 3/8 in. x 11¾ in. (29 x 30 cm.), mounted


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    Provenance

    Private American collection.


    Pre-Lot Text

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