A RARE PAIR OF GOLD-GROUND KESI RANK BADGES OF CRANES, BUZI
A RARE PAIR OF GOLD-GROUND KESI RANK BADGES OF CRANES, BUZI
A RARE PAIR OF GOLD-GROUND KESI RANK BADGES OF CRANES, BUZI
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A RARE PAIR OF GOLD-GROUND KESI RANK BADGES OF CRANES, BUZI

QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

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A RARE PAIR OF GOLD-GROUND KESI RANK BADGES OF CRANES, BUZI
QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
Made for a first rank civil official, each badge is worked with a crane standing on one leg on jagged rocks emerging from waves which are depicted as lishui stripe on the left and cresting waves on the right, all between larger rocks and pine trees within ruyi borders.
10 7⁄8 x 12 in. (27.6 x 30.5 cm.)
Provenance
Jon Eric Riis.
Literature
D. Hugus, Chinese Rank Badges: Symbols of Power, Wealth, and Intellect in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, Hong Kong, 2021, p. 86, fig. 9.6.

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