AN EMBROIDERED MIDNIGHT-BLUE SILK RANK BADGE OF A SILVER PHEASANT, BUZI
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AN EMBROIDERED MIDNIGHT-BLUE SILK RANK BADGE OF A SILVER PHEASANT, BUZI

QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

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AN EMBROIDERED MIDNIGHT-BLUE SILK RANK BADGE OF A SILVER PHEASANT, BUZI
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
Made for the wife of a fifth rank official, the silver pheasant is embroidered in white threads perched on a blue rock formation, beneath a pine tree, and amidst rolling clouds and tall rock formations, all above crashing waves in shades of blue, yellow, red and green.
10 3⁄8 x 10 3⁄4 in. (26.5 x 27.2 cm.)
Literature
D. Hugus, Chinese Rank Badges: Symbols of Power, Wealth, and Intellect in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, Hong Kong, 2021, p. 88, no. 9.11 and back cover.

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