19 March 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 4,375
Estimate USD 3,500 - USD 4,500
A PAIR OF KESI CIVIL OFFICIAL'S RANK BADGES OF AN EGRET, BUZI
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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