A SELECTION OF FINE TEXTILES FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION (LOTS 1299-1304)
A PAIR OF EMBROIDERED CIVIL OFFICIAL'S RANK BADGES OF EGRETS, BUZI
Made for a civil official of the sixth rank, each is worked in Peking knot with a white egret (lusi) looking at the sun amidst clouds, the wufu and four of the bajixiang, as it stands on one leg on a rock emerging from wind-tossed waves above a lishui stripe. The design is picked out in shades of blue, coral, yellow, white and black and reserved on a ground of gold couched thread within an outer border of key fret in couched gold thread.
11¼ x 11 5/8 in. (28.5 x 29.5 cm.), mounted, lucite box frame (2)
Jacqueline Simcox, London, 2006.