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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 14

    A PAIR OF KESI CIVIL OFFICIAL'S RANK BADGES OF AN EGRET, BUZI

    MID-19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF KESI CIVIL OFFICIAL'S RANK BADGES OF AN EGRET, BUZI
    MID-19TH CENTURY
    Made for a sixth rank civil official, each woven in the center with an egret alighting on a rock emerging from water motifs as it faces the sun, surrounded by ruyi-shaped clouds, the wufu and the Eight Buddhist Emblems (bajixiang), as well as peony and narcissus sprouting from rocks, all in bright tones of blue, red, pink, green and white on a deep blue ground within a key-fret border of gold-wrapped thread
    11¼ x 11 3/8 in. (28.6 x 29 cm.), mounted (2)


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