24 March 2004
A RARE CHILD'S INSIGNIA BADGE FOR A FIFTH RANK CIVIL OFFICIAL, BUZI
EARLY 18TH CENTURY
The satin-stitched square embroidered with a silver pheasant with wings outspread alight on a rocky crag amidst a ruyi cloud-filled sky and above windswept waves, the scene framed in couched-gold threads
6 x 5¾ in. (15.2 x 14.6 cm.)
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The insignia badge was worn on a plain, dark-colored, three-quarter- length surcoat or bufu, literally, 'a coat with a badge'.
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