AN EMBROIDERED BLUE SILK RANK BADGE OF A GOLDEN PHEASANT, BUZI
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AN EMBROIDERED BLUE SILK RANK BADGE OF A GOLDEN PHEASANT, BUZI

17TH CENTURY

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AN EMBROIDERED BLUE SILK RANK BADGE OF A GOLDEN PHEASANT, BUZI
17TH CENTURY
Made for the wife of a second-rank civil official, the badge is embroidered with a large and vibrant golden pheasant standing on jagged rocks emerging from waves tossed with auspicious emblems. The badge is woven in blue, green, yellow and red satin stitch with gold outlines and the rocks and other details worked in peacock feather filament.
The badge excluding border 12 7⁄8 x 12 7⁄8 in. (32.8 cm.)
Provenance
Schuyler van R. Camman (1912-1991) collection.
New York private collection.
Christie's Paris, 12 June 2012, lot 128.
Literature
D. Hugus, Chinese Rank Badges: Symbols of Power, Wealth, and Intellect in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, Hong Kong, 2021, p. 67, fig. 6.1.
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