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    Sale 2269

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    19 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 672

    TWO PAIRS OF SILK MILITARY BADGES OF RANK, BUZI

    SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    TWO PAIRS OF SILK MILITARY BADGES OF RANK, BUZI
    SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
    The first pair embroidered with tigers in satin stitch and couched gold threads amidst auspicious objects and clouds worked in Peking knot, seated atop rocky outcrops above crashing waves and the lishui stripe, the second pair with front-facing qilin woven in the kesi technique with further auspicious objects and clouds and standing atop rockwork and crashing waves above the lishui stripe, the border and greyish-silk ground with metallic threads
    11¼ in. (28.6 cm.) high x 12 5/16 in. (31.3 cm.) wide, 11¼ in. (28.6 cm.) high x 11¾ in. (29.8 cm.) wide (4)


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    Provenance

    John Eric Riis, Atlanta.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN


    Literature

    One tiger badge: B. Jackson & D. Hugus, Ph.D., Ladder to the Clouds: Intrigue and Tradition in Chinese Rank, Berkeley, 1999, p. 180.