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Mandarin Rank badge in rare roundel form

Reference
5237
Diameter
32 cm (12 1/2")
Framed Height
48 cm (18 1/1")
Framed Width
48 cm (18 1/1")
Mandarin square in the rare roundel form of the third rank civil of a peacock. Made to be worn on the back of the wifes robe. All embroidered in couched gilt thread which makes it even more rare.

The badge shows the bird on a rock with a turbulent sea and surrounded by Buddhist emblems and other auspicious symbols. The space between is filled with intense cloud decoration



The third rank civil servant was a judge or in charge of the royal Studs. The badge is also one of hope as the emblems are for longevity and success.



It has been framed and conserved.
Diameter
32 cm (12 1/2")
Framed Height
48 cm (18 1/1")
Framed Width
48 cm (18 1/1")
Year
c 1860
Medium
Silk
Country
China
Literature
See ladder to the Clouds by Beverley Jackson and Michael Hugus
Condition
very good. No loose threads and framed and conserved