All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1246839 (stock #511)
The Crane Gallery, Inc.
A pair of satin stitch and couched metal thread embroidered rank badges, apparently never mounted on a robe, circa 1880. Each depicts a tiger-cat on a rock over waves, with shrimp, fish, emblems, bats and endless knots. According to John Vollmer this animal signifies and sixth and seventh military rank in the Ch'ing government system. They measure 28cm high X 55cm long, or 11" X 21.5"...