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AN EMBROIDERED MILITARY OFFICIAL'S RANK BADGE OF A LION, BUZI
PROPERTY FROM THE FAMILY COLLECTION OF GENERAL JOSEPH W. STILWELL
AN EMBROIDERED MILITARY OFFICIAL'S RANK BADGE OF A LION, BUZI

EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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AN EMBROIDERED MILITARY OFFICIAL'S RANK BADGE OF A LION, BUZI
EARLY 19TH CENTURY
Made for a second rank military official, the lion (shizi) is shown looking at the sun as it stands on a rock emerging from rolling waves interspersed with 'precious objects', some picked out in Peking knot, flanked by flowers and a pine tree growing from further rocks, below lingzhi-shaped clouds, all in counted stitch in shades of blue, green, coral, green, yellow, purple and white, within a key-fret border in couched gold thread.
13 x 13 in. (33.1 x 33.1 cm.)
Provenance
The Collection of General Joseph W. Stilwell (1883-1946), acquired in the early twentieth century, and thence by descent within the family.

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