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Chinese silk Mandarin rank badge / Antique mandarin Square

Reference
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Mandarin rank badge of a 6th rank Egret. This has come from the front of a womans robe. All embroidered in couched gilt thread above a lingzhi stripey turbulent sea. The rest of the badge has intense decoration of clouds and buddhist emblems. Made after 1850 and before 1870.

Framed and conserved. It was made in two halves so they would have been applied on either side of th eopening of the robe.
Year
1850 - 1870
Medium
Silk
Country
China
Literature
Ladder to the Clouds by Beverley Jackson and Michael Hugus
Condition
Perfect