London, South Kensington
11 November 2016
TWO RANK BADGES AND A TABLE FRONTAL
The group comprises: a kesi Censor xiezhi rear rank badge, decorated with the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang, and the attributes of the Eight Immortals; a Fifth Military Rank Bear rear badge, stitched in Peking Knot, decorated with scattered precious objects in the waves; and a green-ground gilt-couched panther table frontal.
The table frontal, 33 in. high x 40 in. wide (83.8 x 101.5 cm.)
The kesi Censor badge: By repute, gifted by the late Qing diplomat Li Hongzhang (1823-1901) to the French consular staff in China.
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