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    Sale 2108

    The Imperial Wardrobe: Fine Chinese Costume And Textiles From The Linda Wrigglesworth Collection

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 30

    A PAIR OF EMBROIDERED BLACK SATIN MILITARY OFFICIAL'S RANK BADGES OF LIONS, BUZI

    LATE 19TH CENTURY

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    A PAIR OF EMBROIDERED BLACK SATIN MILITARY OFFICIAL'S RANK BADGES OF LIONS, BUZI
    LATE 19TH CENTURY
    Made for a second rank military official, the applied lions couched in different shades of gold-wrapped thread shown facing the sun sewn with coral-colored glass beads as it stands on a blue rock emerging from waves above a gold and silver lishui stripe, surrounded by pale blue clouds interspersed with bats suspending wan emblems and four of the Eight Daoist Emblems, all worked in subtle shades of satin stitch, within a border of bats and shou characters
    11¼ x 12 in. (28.5 x 30.5 cm.) (2)


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    The lions are very eighteenth century in design, suggesting a possible revival of design elements.

    Provenance

    Private American collection.