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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 22

    AN EMBROIDERED DARK BLUE SILK CIVIL OFFICIAL'S RANK BADGE OF A GOLDEN PHEASANT, BUZI

    SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN EMBROIDERED DARK BLUE SILK CIVIL OFFICIAL'S RANK BADGE OF A GOLDEN PHEASANT, BUZI
    SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    Made for a civil official of the second rank, finely worked in Peking knot with the bird facing the sun as it alights atop a rock emerging from froth-capped waves, flanked by a peach tree and peonies and surrounded by lingzhi-shaped clouds and bats, within a border of bats and shou characters, all picked out in muted shades of blue, coral, yellow, green, mauve and white
    12 x 13 in. (30.5 x 33 cm.)


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    Compare the similar badge of a golden pheasant worked in Peking knot from the collection of David Hughes illustrated by B. Jackson and D. Hughes, Ph.D., Ladder to the Clouds, Berkeley, 1999, p. 263.