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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 23

    AN EMBROIDERED GAUZE CIVIL OFFICIAL'S RANK BADGE OF AN EGRET, BUZI

    FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN EMBROIDERED GAUZE CIVIL OFFICIAL'S RANK BADGE OF AN EGRET, BUZI
    FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
    Made for a civil official of the sixth rank, finely worked in counted stitch with colored silk floss, the bird shown facing the sun as it alights on a rock emerging from froth-capped waves tossed with auspicious emblems, surrounded by blue and white lingzhi-shaped clouds, all picked out in shades of blue, coral, yellow, green and white in contrast to the midnight-blue silk gauze ground, within a key-fret border of gold-wrapped thread
    12½ x 12¾ in. (31.8 x 32.5 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Private English collection.