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19c kesi Chinese textile 7th RANK BADGE MANDARIN SQUARE

19c kesi Chinese textile 7th RANK BADGE MANDARIN SQUARE


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1318904
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Mid 19th century Chinese textile kesi rank badge (also called mandarin square) denoting the seventh civil rank symbolized by the bird on the badge - the Mandarin Duck. The badge is from the front of an official’s robe and consists of 2 vertical halves allowing the garment to be opened, now sown together. Woven designs include sun, rocks among waves and clouds, bats in flight, fungus of Immortality, peaches, peonies, lotus flowers and other Emblems of the 8 Immortals, Buddhist Emblems and Eight Treasures, all surrounded by bat and SHOW character border. Black and blue ink painting highlights, sown on backing, in very good condition. Two ink inscriptions on the back. Size is approximately 11x12 inches.