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Chinese embroidered silk vest with dragons rank badge

Chinese embroidered silk vest with dragons rank badge

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 599171

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This antique Chinese silk dragon court vest is couched with silk thread embroidery designs of dragons, birds, flowers, clouds etc. and accents of gold bouillion thread. Vest shows some minimal wear and is in overall good condition.

The vest dates to the mid 19th century and has a front rank badge with bird facing the wearers left shoulder. This indicates that the original owner was the wife of a civil official. The bird on this rank badge is a made of matching embroidery and fabric separate (and removable) from the background badge. This allows for the "replacement" of the bird as the owner moves up in rank.